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Vanessa Sarno reigned by bagging three gold medals in the Asian Youth and Junior Weightlifting Championships at Yunusobod Sports Complex in Tashkent, Uzbekistan on July 22, 2022.
The 18-year-old Boholana carried the Filipino flag by snagging first places in the Women’s 71kg events: Snatch (100kg), and Clean and Jerk (130kg) categories with a total lift of 230kg.
Podium finishers for the event alongside Sarno are Indonesian Retsu Anggi (Silver) with 212kg output and Korean Kim Hyemin (Bronze) with 211kg overall.
Her success since last year where she copped two golds in the same competition and record-breaking win at Hanoi Southeast Asian (SEA) Games 2022 last May has made her a potential successor of Hidilyn Diaz.
She is set to compete in the 2024 Olympics in Paris.
Contributed by Rika Pasaba