SENATOR CONGRATULATES SARNO FOR BREAKING WEIGHTLIFTING RECORD; OTHER BOXERS FOR BAGGING GOLD
SENATOR Christopher 'Bong' Go once again praised Filipino athletes who excelled in their respective sporting events at the 2021 Hanoi Southeast Asian Games, including weightlifter Vanessa Sarno and boxers Eumir Marcial and Rogen Ladon.
Sarno set a new SEA Games record in weightlifting and bagged the second gold of the country in the said sport.
Touted as the next Hidilyn Diaz, Sarno set a new record in weightlifting women’s 71kg after lifting a total of 239kg — 104kg in snatch and 135kg in clean and jerk.
“Nais ko pong batiin si Vanessa Sarno sa napakalaking tagumpay na nakamit niya sa SEA Games matapos niyang makapag-break ng record sa women’s weightlifting at makuha ang gintong medalya para sa Pilipinas,” said Go.
Go also congratulated Marcial and Rogen who both won golds in boxing for the country after defeating their opponents in the middleweight and flyweight divisions, respectively.
Marcial has also won gold medals at the 2015, 2017, and 2019 editions of the SEA Games.
Meanwhile, Ladon retained his title after defeating his Vietnamese opponent Thao Tran Van.
“Maraming salamat po sa pagdala ninyo ng karangalan sa buong bansa. Proud po sa inyo ang lahat ng mga kababayan ninyong Pilipino. Mabuhay po kayo!” said the senator.