SEA Games 2019: John Ceniza takes Silver, Mary Flor Diaz takes Bronze in Weightlifting

ABS-CBN Sports on Dec 01, 2019 06:30 PM
SEA Games 2019: Mary Flor Diaz takes Bronze in Weightlifting
Mary Flor Diaz captured bronze in the 45-kilogram women's category of the 2019 SEA Games Weightlifting competition, Sunday. (Photo: Josh Albelda)

John Ceniza and Mary Flor Diaz gave the Philippines their first podium finishes in the 2019 Southeast Asian Games Weightlifting competitions, capturing Silver in the Men's 55-kg category and bronze in the Women's 45-KG category respectively, Sunday afternoon at the RMSC Ninoy Aquino Stadium in Manila. 

The 21-year old Ceniza scored 112 on the Snatch and 140 in the Clean and Jerk to garner a total score of 252. Vietnam's Gia Thanh Lai topped the category with a gold medal-clinching 264, while Indonesia's Surahmat Wijoyo scored a total of 250 to take bronze. 

Meanwhile, the 20-year old Diaz, a 2019 Philippine National Open Champion, scored a 70 in the Snatch and an 89 in the Clean and Jerk for a total score of 159. 

Diaz finished behind Vietnam's Thi Huyen Vuong, who captured gold with a total score of 172, and Indonesia's Lisa Setiawati who captured silver with a total score of 169. 

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