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The Senate has adopted two resolutions hailing the successes of the Philippine skating and national weightlifting teams in the Skate Asia 2022 and the 2022 Asian Youth and Junior Weightlifting Championships, respectively.

In an unanimous vote, the Senate adopted Resolution No . 24 on Wednesday, September 28, congratulating and commending the entire Filipino delegation on their outstanding performance in the Skate Asia 2022 competition, which ran from Aug. 6 to 14, 2022 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

On the other hand, Senate Resolution No . 23 congratulates and commends the Philippine National Weightlifting Team on their outstanding performance in the 2022 Asian Youth and Junior Weight training Championships last July 15 to 25, 2022 in Tashkent City, Uzbekistan.

Sen. Manuel “Lito” Lapid, sponsor of the two resolutions, show the unrelenting spirit of Filipino sports excellence.

Lapid said such exemplary overall performance of the entire Philippine delegation deserves the Senate’s highest praise, recognition and commendation.

Skate Asia 2022 is one of the world’s largest team recreation skating competitions which tour around Asian cities annually. The Philippine team hauled 28 gold, 13 silver, and four bronze medals for a total of 45 medals in the competition.

The country’s official skate team consists of members Erphy Claire Mckenzie, Dawn Jasmine Gothong, Stacia Katherine Lee, Jodi Catherine Dino, Anicka Shanel Tan, Eriana Ericka Tan, Shekinah Vianne Angeles, Caitlin Geci Cos, Sophia Vielle Triste, Nadine Adrianna How Ong, Nicole Alessandra Exactly how Ong, Elisha Rae Villanueva, and Natasha Alisson Just how Ong.

“Many may not find ice skating to be prestigious, maybe because we don’t have winter here or maybe because there are few ice skating rinks in our country, ” Lapid said.

“I just want to use this opportunity to assure our great skaters that the Senate sees you and recognizes your achievements, ” he said.

Lapid also commended the country’s delegation for weightlifting especially for this annual youth and junior weight training competition with a total associated with 15 golds, two silvers and three bronzes, with the women weightlifters contributing all 15 golds, all two silvers and one bronze to this tally.

The Philippines ranked 7th in the Youth category with a summary score of 549/8 and ranked 9th in the Junior category with a summary score of 421/6, the country’s best finish in the history of the continental tournament;

In particular, Lapid hailed Angeline Colonia who broke the world and Asian records during a competition in Uzbekistan, lifting 62 kilograms in the snatch that shattered the world and Asian youth standard (61kgs) in the women’s 40 kg category while her combined winning lift associated with 134 kgs has reset the continental youth regular of 134 kgs within the total.

“Weightlifting is one of the sports that we are pushing here in the country. In fact , it was the only sport that gave us our first gold medal in the Olympics, through the heroism of Hidilyn Diaz, ” the senator said.

“Here in the Senate, we need to encourage our weightlifters more to give glory to the country, ” he further stated.



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