Philippine weightlifting - updates

Rappler's latest stories on Philippine weightlifting


PH Weightlifting federation appeals to POC for more slots in 2018 Asian Games

May 29, 2018 - 6:46 PM

Federation president Monico Puentevella endorses 7 promising weightlifters to see action in Indonesia

CALL FOR PRIORITY. SWP president Monico Puentevella wants to continue the success set by Hidilyn Diaz in the Rio Olympics through the Asian Games. Photo by Beatrice Go/Rappler

Knee injury hampers lifter Colonia for sorry finish in SEA Games

Aug 28, 2017 - 9:04 PM

Colonia says he isn t disappointed by the result probably because he did not expect to medal but his frustration from the failed clean and jerk lifts still shows

INJURED. Nestor Colonia competes despite a knee injury at the 2017 Southeast Asian Games. Photo by Adrian Portugal/Rappler

PH weightlifter Nestor Colonia shuts down basher on Facebook

Aug 08, 2016 - 11:32 PM

Filipino Olympian Nestor Colonia slays in the comments section in response to criticism

Nestor Colonia of the Philippines competes during the men's 56kg category competition of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games Weightlifting events at the Riocentro in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 07 August 2016. EPA/NIC BOTHMA

Rio 2016: Hidilyn Diaz

Aug 01, 2016 - 9:00 AM

Weightlifter Hidilyn Diaz of Zamboanga City has given up fast food and overcome injuries and a tough break up for what she says will be her third and final Olympiad

ONE MORE TRY. Hidilyn Diaz of the Philippines, seen here competing in the women's 53kg weight class during the 2015 International Weightlifting Federation World Championships last November, will compete at the Olympics this year for the third time. File Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images/AFP

Lifter Colonia gains IWF nod, joins Diaz to Rio Olympics

Jun 21, 2016 - 9:30 PM

Nestor Colonia will be competing in the men s 56 kilogram category

RIO OLYMPICS-BOUND. Weightlifter Nestor Colonia will be competing for the Philippines at the Rio Olympics. He is seen here reacting after completing a lift during the 2015 Weightlifting World Championships in November 2015. LARRY W. SMITH/EPA

Weightlifter Diaz urged to improve performance before Asian Games

May 29, 2014 - 5:24 PM

Philippine Weightlifting Association president Roger Dullano says that former two time Olympian Hidilyn Diaz is lucky to be included on Asian Games roster after poor performances

WEIGHTY ISSUE. Hidilyn Diaz, seen her competing at the Beijing Olympic Games in 2008, has been struggling to find her form. Photo from EPA