Weightlifter Ando lands in seventh place

Philippines' Elreen Ann Ando competes in the women's 64kg weightlifting competition during the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at the Tokyo International Forum in Tokyo on July 27, 2021. (Photo by Vincenzo PINTO / AFP)

Elreen Ando settled for seventh place in the women’s 64-kg weightlifting division of the Tokyo Olympics Tuesday, July 27.

Ando lifted a total of 222 kgs — 100 in snatch and 122 in clean and jerk — but it was not enough to secure a podium finish in her Summer Games debut.

Canada’s Maude Charron took the gold with a total of 236 kgs, including a lift of 131 in the clean and jerk. Giorgia Bordignon settled for silver (232 kgs) while Taiwan’s Chen Wen-Huei took home the bronze (230 kgs).