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Nestor Colonia falls short in Asiad redemption bid

Aug 20, 2018 - 8:21 PM

The 2016 Olympian fails to reach his personal best record once again

FALLING SHORT. Nestor Colonia fails to redeem himself from the lackluster two years. Photo by Adrian Portugal/Rappler

WATCH: Hidilyn Diaz, Nestor Colonia out to end Asian Games wait

Aug 19, 2018 - 1:32 PM

Olympians Hidilyn Diaz and Nestor Colonia aim to capture the medal that eluded them

Hidilyn Diaz misses SEA Games, looks forward to 2019 edition

Aug 28, 2017 - 9:58 PM

The 26 year old was denied a chance to give the Philippines a gold medal after host Malaysia scrapped women s weightlifting from this year s Southeast Asian Games

MISSING SEA GAMES. Weightlifter Hidilyn Diaz admits she misses the SEA Games atmosphere. Photo by Jane Bracher/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's lone lifter Colonia falls way short of SEA Games podium finish

Aug 28, 2017 - 1:26 PM

Rio Olympian Nestor Colonia lifts a total of 253kg 113kg in the snatch and 140kg in the clean and jerk to finish just above Myanmar

HEAVY LIFTING. Nestor Colonia had been hampered by a knee injury prior to the SEA Games, but managed to lift a total of 253kg. Photo by Adrian Portugal/Rappler

10 Filipino athletes to look out for in 2017 SEA Games

Aug 18, 2017 - 8:39 PM

Here s a short list of some of the outstanding Filipino athletes who will see action at the 2017 Southeast Asian Games in Kuala Lumpur Malaysia

File photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Lifter Colonia braces for Olympic-level competition at SEA Games 2017

Aug 06, 2017 - 1:27 PM

Nestor Colonia will also be competing with an injured knee at the 2017 Southeast Asian Games in Malaysia late this month

JUST LIKE OLYMPICS. Nestor Colonia will face his Rio Olympics foes at the 2017 Southeast Asian Games. He will also be competing through a hurt knee. File Photo by Rappler

LOOK: Hidilyn Diaz's P5 million check for earning Olympic silver

Aug 11, 2016 - 6:55 PM

Olympic silver medalist Hidilyn Diaz won t have to wait long to receive her bonus after ending the country s 20 year medal drought

INCENTIVE. Hidilyn Diaz's P5 million check for earning a silver medal in Rio is ready and waiting for her. Photo from Charles Maxey's Facebook

After Rio loss, PH weightlifter Colonia looks ahead to Tokyo 2020

Aug 09, 2016 - 9:00 AM

The first time Olympian is already setting his sights on the next Olympics 4 years from now in Tokyo

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

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

PH weightlifter Nestor Colonia falls short of Olympic medal

Aug 08, 2016 - 7:39 AM

Colonia does not register a successful lift in the clean and jerk as he drops out of competition

13 Olympians, 13 Filipino superheroes

Aug 03, 2016 - 12:14 PM

UPDATED Every 4 years Filipino athletes dare to dream big even in the direst of circumstances In 2016 there will be 13 of them

Rio 2016: Nestor Colonia

Aug 02, 2016 - 12:00 PM

Filipino weightlifter Nestor Colonia will not stop at just reaching the Rio Olympics He wants to win a medal

NO STOPPING HIM. Nestor Colonia is determined to succeed at the Rio Olympics. Photo by Rappler

PH weightlifters Diaz, Colonia are clanging and banging in Rio

Jul 30, 2016 - 3:46 PM

Weightlifters Nestor Colonia and Hidilyn Diaz were left satisfied with their training session on Friday with their Olympic targets in sight

Know the basics of Olympic Weightlifting

Jul 30, 2016 - 11:50 AM

There is a sport that tests the limits of human strength at the world’s most prestigious sporting event: Olympic weightlifting

Pinoy Olympians break a sweat in Rio

Jul 27, 2016 - 3:31 PM

The Filipino athletes in Rio have started their training sessions in preparation for the Rio Olympics

Nerves, excitement as PH athletes leave for Rio

Jul 24, 2016 - 12:59 PM

Members of the 12 strong PH athlete delegation depart from Manila as first timers and veterans alike approach the 2016 Olympics with nervous anticipation

PH STRONG. From left: Jessie Lacuna, Ian Lariba, Marestella Torres, Nestor Colonia and Hidilyn Diaz at NAIA Terminal 3 on Saturday night. They departed for Dubai before catching a connecting flight to Brazil. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

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

Filipina Hidilyn Diaz wins 3 bronzes at World Weightlifting Championship

Nov 23, 2015 - 5:46 PM

The Zamboanga native and two time Olympian became the first Filipina to medal at the World Weightlifting Championship

HEAVY LIFTING. Xiaoting of China (L), Shu-Ching Hsu of Chinese Taipei (C) and Hidilyn Diaz of the Philippines (R) pose on the podium after the best total scores in the women's 53kg weight class during the 2015 International Weightlifting Federation World Championships at the George R. Brown Convention Center on November 22, 2015 in Houston, Texas. Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images/AFP