After seizing the most significant prize in weightlifting, Hidilyn Diaz-Naranjo is out to add another meaningful hardware to her collection when she competes in the 2022 International Weightlifting Federation World Championships.
The Filipino Olympic champion arrived in Bogota, Colombia, with her husband-trainer Julius Naranjo ahead of Wednesday’s medal round in the women’s 55 kilograms, the weight class that Diaz-Naranjo ruled in the 2021 Tokyo Olympics in record-smashing style.
“I’m excited. It will be a little bit challenging to qualify again in Paris. But again, I will do my best with Team HD,’’ said Diaz, who is looking at the tournament as a springboard for the 2024 Olympics scheduled in the French capital.
Before bringing her act to the Colombia worlds, the nation’s first gold medalist in the Olympics attended a star-studded training camp in Suwanee, Georgia, with fellow champion Maude Charron of Canada (Olympic 64 kg gold medalist).
With them were Americans Katherin Vibert (76 kg Tokyo silver medalist) and two time Pan American champion Jourdan dela Cruz.
“It was a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to train with weightlifting Olympians from three countries. Thank you for giving me the best training environment before the world championship. I [was able to] see the passion, dedication, determination and hard work in training,’’ said Diaz-Naranjo.
The world championship that began on Monday has been penciled as part of the qualifying process by the International Weightlifting Federation for the 2024 Paris Olympics, where Hidilyn’s weight category has been scrapped.
There are talks that Diaz-Naranjo, who won a silver medal in 2016 Rio de Janeiro, will to move up to 59 kg in what would be her fifth and final Olympic Games, but nothing is cast in stone yet.
For now, the acclaimed Filipino sports heroine will stick to her weight class, hoping to include the world championship gold to her stacked up trophy room.
Date: December 6, 2022 | By: June Navarro| Newspaper: Inquirer | Source: https://sports.inquirer.net/488801/hidilyn-begins-2024-olympics-journey-with-world-championship-quest
Tokyo Olympics gold medalist Hidilyn Diaz banners the Filipino contingent that is set to see action in the International Weightlifting Federation World Championships in Bogota, Colombia on Tuesday, Dec. 6 (Manila time).
With the tournament serving as the first qualification event for the 2024 Paris Olympics, Diaz begins her bid for her first world title – the only medal missing from her collection of accolades – in the women’s 55kg category set on Wednesday, Dec. 7.
Joining the golden girl are fellow Rio de Janeiro Olympian Nestor Colonia in the men’s 55kg category, John Ceniza in the 61kg event and Dave Lloyd Pacaldo in the 6 kg class.
On the distaff side, Diaz will be joined by Asian champion Vanessa Sarno and Kristel Macrohon who will be competing in the 71 kg event while Rosegie Ramos and Lovely Inan will fly the country’s colors in the 49kg category and Elreen Ann Ando in the 59kg class.
Having won the gold medal in a dramatic and record-breaking fashion in the Tokyo Games, Diaz, who is seeded second, remains the favorite to win the title although a strong field led by top seed and home crowd bet Rosalba Morales could pose a tough challenge against the Filipina champion.
Diaz arrived in Bogota with his Team HD, composed of husband Julius Naranjo, nutritionist Jeneath Aro and assistant coach Rowell Garcia, after spending the past months in her training camp in Suwanee, Georgia.
Meanwhile, Ando, a fellow Tokyo Olympian of Diaz, hopes to shock the rest of her field coming in as the eight seed in her category while Sarno and Macrohon look to do the same as the 12th and 14th seed, respectively, in their own class.
Date: December 5, 2022 | By: Reynald I. Magallon | Newspaper: Manila Bulletin | Source: https://mb.com.ph/2022/12/05/hidilyn-diaz-targets-first-world-title-in-bogota/?fbclid=IwAR3cRfG8rb5YjwXwLuPrkUjmztnc9sIXKa8QUztLzUAwlnrKMVQtWQ4qhrU
DEHINS pa man pormal na muling nailulunsad ng Philippine Sports Commission (PSC), agad nang dinudumog ng mga kabataan, estudyante, propesyonal, fitness buff at miyembro ng pamilya ang paunang pagbubukas ng programang Laro’t-Saya Sa Parke, PLAY N’ LEARN for free sa iba’t-ibang probinsya.
“Soft opening muna tayo sa mga probinsiya natin,” sey ni PSC Laro’t-Saya sa Parke overall project director Alona Quintos nitong Sabado. “We will have our grand relaunching next year, just after the holiday season. Marami kasing mga LGU na gusto na talaga mabigyan ng activities ang nasasakupan nila para makalimutan ang pandemic.”
Huling naidaos ng ahensiya ng gobyerno sa sports ang programa sa City Park ng Gen. Trias, Cavite kung saan mahigit sa 500 ang mga dumalo sa kada Sabado at Linggo na aktibidad na libreng itinuturo sa lahat ang zumba, basketball, baseball, badminton, table tennis, volleyball, sepak takraw, taekwondo, at chess.
Nailunsad na rin ang programa sa Sipalay City at Bacolod City sa Negros Occidental, Ilocos Sur, Puerto Princesa, at sa Tagum City, Davao Del Norte na dinaluhan agad ng ‘di bababa sa 600.
Nakatuon ang Laro’t-Saya sa Parke, PLAY N’ LEARN ng PSC sa bawat komunidad sa bansa lalo na sa mga kabataan upang matutunan ang iba’t-ibang sports at regular makapag-family bonding ang marami.
Date: December 4, 2022 | By: Lito Oredo| Newspaper: Abante| Source: https://www.abante.com.ph/2022/12/04/psc-larot-saya-sa-parke-patok-sa-mga-probinsya/?fbclid=IwAR1jak6DMUk1xCP9x2jttqkTyAc5aSYKxg-1mFH7jcmU-lZ058pgAWv1QVo
MANILA, Philippines – Nakatakdang sumali sa Suzuki World Cup 2022 sa Japan sa susunod na linggo ang anim na aerobic gymnast sa pangunguna ni Southeast Asian (SEA) Games bronze medalist Charmaine Dolar.
Makakalaban ng mga Pinoy ang pinakamahuhusay na atleta mula sa Australia, Hungary, Japan, India, Indonesia, Italy, Mongolia, Thailand, at Chinese Taipei sa torneo na nakatakdang isagawa sa Ota City General Gymnasium sa Tokyo sa Disyembre 12-14.
Sasabak si Dolar sa women’s individual, mixed pair kasama si Carl Joshua Tangonan, at trio kasama sina Tangonan at Lynette Ann Moreno.
Magpapakitang gilas din sina Tangonan at Moreno sa invidual events.
Sina Dorothy Grace Asuncion at Enrico Ostia ang bumubuo sa isa pang mixed pair habang ang dalawa at si Christian Roi Ramayrat ay kasama sa trio event.
Ibinulsa ni Dolar ang kanyang ikalawang sunod na indibidwal bronze medal sa Vietnam SEA Games noong Mayo, habang si Moreno ay nanalo ng trio bronze medal kasama sina Moreno, Queenie Grace Briones, at Christopher Daniel Quevado sa 1st Aerobic Asian Cup sa Mongolia noong 2018.
Date: December 4, 2022 | By: JC| Newspaper: Remate | Source: https://www.remate.ph/ph-gymnasts-lalahok-sa-suzuki-world-cup-sa-japan/?fbclid=IwAR3RrQoKjdA8Ms3G8ClpT8mCvP2pBX-g_txcAIFGCWwSsCfAE8Qz59lHIGk
MANILA – Hinamon ni Pangulong Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr. sa Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) para sa mas magandang performance ng mga Filipino athletes pagdating sa 2024 Summer Olympics sa Paris.
Ayon sa PSC, nais umano ni Marcos na lampasan ng Philippine team ang makasaysayang apat na medalya nitong paghakot sa Tokyo noong 2021 na itinampok ng gintong medalya ni Hidilyn Diaz-Naranjo sa weightlifting.
Isiniwalat ng PSC na hindi bababa sa 12 atleta ang inaasahang kwalipikadong maglaro sa Paris Olympics, dahil dalawang taon pa bago ang nasabing event, inaasahang tataas pa ang bilang at maaring higitan pa ang kabuuang bilang ng mga Pinoy na sumabak sa Tokyo na 19.
Sa kabilang banda, inaasahan ng PSC na mas marami pang atleta ang magpapakita ng magandang performance para makapasok sa Olympics.
Date: December 4, 2022 | By: JC| Newspaper: Remate | Source: https://www.remate.ph/pbbm-gusto-ng-maraming-gold-medal-sa-paris-olympics/?fbclid=IwAR1sRzJJ0-UFqf9ifQaJj5tRBh9hIyvSGHIOLkgmUu4Z7x5ye1WDTLVSZaA