Ramos grabs bronze

HANOI, Vietnam — Rosegie Ramos settled for a bronze medal in the women’s 49 kgs class while two other Filipinos barely missed the podium in the weightlifting competitions of the 31st Southeast Asian Games on Friday at the Hanoi Sports Training Center.,Ramos made 179 kgs in total lift built around 81 kgs in snatch and 98 kgs in clean and jerk to make the podium behind Thailand’s Surodchana Khambao (195) and hometown bet Dihn Thi Pham (183), who bagged the gold and silver medals, respectively..,Tokyo Olympics gold medalist Hidilyn Diaz’s cousin, Mary Flor Diaz, meanwhile, landed fourth in women’s 45 kgs ruled by a Thai, Vietnamese and Indonesian, and so did Fernando Agad Jr. in men’s 55 kgs that saw weightlifters from Vietnam, Thailand and Malaysia occupy the podium.,Thai Thanyathon Sukcharoen set a new Games record of 174 kgs in total lift (79 kgs snatch and 95 kgs clean and jerk) in winning gold, while Vietnamese My Phuong Kong set the games standard in snatch at 80 kgs on her way to the silver medal with a 172-kg total lift (92 kgs clean and jerk). Indon Siti Natisaful did 72-90-162 for the bronze medal.,Agad missed the podium with 113-135-248 in fourth place. Lai Giah lifted 120 kgs in the snatch for another games record and the gold medal (141 clean and jerk and 268 total), Thada Somboon lifteds 115-141-256 for the silver and Malaysian Mohamad Aniq 110-142-252 for the bronze.,Diaz’s cousin, Mary Flor Diaz, meanwhile, landed fourth in women’s 45 kgs ruled by a Thai, Vietnamese and Indonesian, and so did Fernando Agad Jr. in men’s 55 kgs that saw weightlifters from Vietnam, Thailand and Malaysia occupy the podium.,Thai Thanyathon Sukcharoen set a new Games record of 174 kgs in total lift (79 kgs snatch and 95 kgs clean and jerk) in winning gold, while Vietnamese My Phuong Kong set the games standard in snatch at 80 kgs on her way to the silver medal with a 172-kg total lift (92 kgs clean and jerk). Indon Siti Natisaful did 72-90-162 for the bronze medal.,Agad missed the podium with 113-135-248 in fourth place. Lai Giah lifted 120 kgs in the snatch for another games record and the gold medal (141 clean and jerk and 268 total), Thada Somboon lifteds 115-141-256 for the silver and Malaysian Mohamad Aniq 110-142-252 for the bronze.,Diaz, meanwhile, brings her elite act to Vietnam in the women’s 55 kgs competition starting noon on Friday.,And Philippine Olympic Committee President Rep. Abraham “Bambol” Tolentino said he expects Diaz to retain her gold medal.,“I’m looking forward to Hidilyn retaining her title, she’s an elite athlete and an Olympic champion,” Tolentino said.,Also competing on Friday are Rowel Garcia in men’s 61 kgs, 2016 Rio De Janeiro Olympian Nestor Colonia in men’s 67 kgs and Margaret Colonia in women’s 59 kgs.,Seeing action on Saturday are Denmark Tarro (men’s 73 kgs), Elreen Ann Ando (women’s 64 kgs) and Vanessa Sarno (women’s 71 kgs).,On Sunday, it will be the turn of John Kevin Padullo (men’s 89 kgs), Kristel Macrohon (women’s 71 kgs and John Dexter Tabique (men’s 89 kgs).