Rosalinda Faustino and Angelina Colonia contributed two more silver medals to make the Philippines the winningest team on Day 3 of International Weightlifting Federation World Youth Championships in Durres, Albania on Monday.
The 15-year-old Faustino hoisted a total of 178 kgs in the women’s 55-kg division for the third of the Philippines’ three silver medals in the general standings, thereby handing the Philippines the top spot in the tournament.
Meanwhile, Colonia grabbed the second of the three overall silver medals with her total of 155 kgs in the women’s 45 kg. action.
The Philippines, with its 2-3-0 gold-silver-bronze overall medal haul, is now ahead of Turkmenistan (1-1-0) and Canada (1-0-1) in the team standings, going into the final set of competitions still to be played on Tuesday evening.
The Philippines also led the individual standings as Filipino lifters accumulated seven golds, four silvers and a bronze.
Turkmenistan and Vietnam trail the Philippines with their respective 3-3-0 and 3-2-2 tallies.
Faustino claimed the Philippines’ seventh individual gold medal after heaving 100 kgs in the clean and jerk.
On the other hand, Faustino hoisted 78 kgs in the snatch for the Philippines’ fourth individual silver medal.
Colonia lifted 72 kgs in the snatch, giving her an individual women’s 45-kg gold medal in the category.
Ogulsat Amanova of Turkmenistan topped the 45-kg event with a 156 total.
After three days, the Philippines accounted for two overall golds, one each for Prince Keil Delos Santos and Albert Ian Delos Santos.
Prince Keil ruled the men’s 49-kg division, while Albert Ian topped the men’s 61-kg category.