Rose Jean Ramos bags two golds, one silver in world youth weightlifting tourney

Published October 7, 2021, 12:45 AM

by Kristel Satumbaga-Villar

Rose Jean Ramos

Rose Jean Ramos made heads turn Wednesday after reaping two gold and one silver medal in the 2021 International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) Youth World Championships in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.

Ramos ruled in snatch and total by lifting 67 and 147kilograms, respectively, while settling for the silver in clean and jerk with 80 in the women’s 45kgs division.

The 16-year-old earlier lifted 63 and 65 in snatch before turning to a heavier weight on her final attempt.

In the clean and jerk, the Zamboanga native first lifted 78, then followed it up with an 80, before failing to lift 82kgs on her third attempt.

But the two performances were enough for the gold in total.

Poland’s Oliwia Drzazga came in silver in total with 143, while Indonesia’s Najla Khoirunnisa finished bronze with 142.

Ramos’ feat came a day after Jeaneth Hipolito bagged one bronze medal in the women’s 48kgs division.

Hipolito lifted 52kgs on her third attempt in snatch behind Turkey’s Ezgi Kilic (55) and Colombia’s Velez Estrada (53).

She finished fifth both in clean and jerk (62) and total (114).