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.