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    Golden boy Garcia raises the bar in Asian junior weightlifting tourney

    Nov 13, 2012

    JEFFREY Garcia bagged two gold medals in the Asian Junior Weightlifting Championships recently in Tashkent, Uzbekistan.

    The 20-year-old Garcia, from Zamboanga, topped the clean and jerk and total lift in the junior men’s 62 kilogram division.

    Nestor Colonia, meanwhile, won three silver medals — snatch, clean and jerk, and total in the 56 kilogram event.

    Garcia took the gold despite finishing only sixth in the snatch with a lift of 115 kilograms. He hoisted 155 kg in the clean and jerk for a total of 270 kg.

    Garcia actually tied Su Xingbao’s total but had a higher tiebreak score. Artykov Izzat of Kyrgyzstan took the bronze medal in the total event.

    Around 400 weightlifters from 48 countries participated in the meet.

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