MANILA – The Philippines won two bronze medals courtesy of Adeline Dumapong-Ancheta at the Worlds Para Powerlifting Open/Asia-Oceania Pacific Championships in Kitakyushu City, Fukuoka, Japan on Wednesday.
Ancheta, the pride of Kiangan town in Ifugao province, lifted 105kgs in her second attempt to finish third among six entries in the women's +86kg event.
China's Xuemei Deng won the gold medal with a new Asian record of 146kgs, which she did in her third attempt. She erased the 135kgs mark set by her compatriot, Ruifang Li, in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia two years ago.
South Korean Hyun-jung Lee registered the second-best lift of 114kgs in her second attempt to capture the silver medal.
Iraq's Ali Huda (93kgs) was fourth followed by Kazakhstan's Mariya Auyezova (85kgs) and Thailand's Netsuda Panna (80kgs).
The top three finishers in each event were awarded two medals -- one for the Worlds Para Powerlifting Open and one for the Asia-Oceania Pacific Championships.*PNA
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