KUALA LUMPUR — Nestor Colonia finished fifth out of six entries in the men's -56kg division of the weightlifting competition on Monday in the Southeast Asian Games.
Colonia lifted 113 kilograms in the snatch and 140kg in the clean and jerk for a 253kg total.
Thach Kim Tuan of Vietnam won the gold with a lift of 269kg, while Surahmat Bin Suwol placed second with 267kg.
Witoon Mingmoon of Thailand bagged bronze with 259kg, while Azroy of Malaysia was fourth with 258kg.
Colonia said he suffered an injury in his right knee during training one month before the SEA Games.
"Mga one month before, sa training 'yun, bigla lang siya lumobo. Tinanggal 'yung uric acid sa tuhod.
"Kung nabuhat ko 'yung 100 percent ko, easy lang ang gold," said the Zamboanga native.
Rio Olympics silver medalist Hidilyn Diaz watched the competition.
"Masaya ako sa ginawa niya kasi may injury siya, pero hindi siya nag-give up. Masaya ako na rinepresent niya ang Pilipinas kahit may injury ka," said Diaz.