Vanessa Sarno has set a new SEA Games record at the Golden Lift

Teen Vanessa Sarno dominated the field by winning gold in the 71kg.

Teen Vanessa Sarno dominated the field by winning gold in the 71kg.

HANOY – Vanessa Sarno has shown why she is being considered for the Paris Olympics. His number is much higher for gold in the Southeast Asian Games on Saturday.

Sarno, 18, from Bohol, carried a total of 239 kg in the 104 kg (snatch) and 135 kg (clean and jerk) lifts to help the Philippines win the women’s 71 kg title at the 31st Southeast Asian Games in Hanoi Sports. The palace.

This is higher than the number 123 in Clean & Jerk and a total of 227 in previous SEA games.

“Thank you so much to everyone who believed in me,” said Sarno, an emotional Filipino. “I know I can do it because we had a great training camp (at the Rizal Memorial Sports Complex). When I was snatched, I knew I would win. “

Now he is thinking of joining the all-qualifying event for Paris 2024 and following in the footsteps of the aspiration that Heidelin Diaz planted in him.

Thanking the Philippine Sports Commission and MVP Sports, Sarno said, “He (Heidelin) says sports can change your life (for the better). “Here it is. I won the SEA Games. Thanks to those who supported me.”

“This is the face of the future,” said Sarno Monico Puntevela, president of the Philippine Weightlifting Association, who defeated Khaipandung Syriacorn (103-120-223) in Thailand and Restu Angi (92-120-212) in Indonesia.

Meanwhile, Sarno said he wants to spend a month in training camp and embrace his family. “I just want to enjoy this,” he said.

Wrong communication

Earlier, Puentevela expressed outrage at the loss of Olympian Elrin Ando in the women’s 64-kg, which she said was due to miscommunication.

Thi Hong Than Pham, the defending champion, pulled the bluff in their clean and jerk when he increased his weight from 120kg to 130kg. This prompted the Filipino to return to the stage in the 130kg immediately after failing in the 125kg.

The 23-year-old from Sebu fell backwards while wearing his support belt. He failed at 130kg. Than Pham then re-adjusted to 126kg to win the gold medal with a total of 230 (104-126) records in the Games.

Ando won a total of 223 (103-120) silver, while Sabitha Ramadani of Indonesia was third with 100-116-216.

“He doesn’t have to rush, he still has enough time,” Puentevela said. The scenario goes back to the 2019 edition when Ando lost to the same Vietnam.

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