Its a very good day for the Philippine Powerlifting Team when the Philippine flag raise in the 2017 ASIAN POWERLIFTING CHAMPIONSHIPS on Soreang Bandung, West Java, Indonesia.
Four Philippine Powerlifters became Asian Champions & brought home many gold medals. One of those is Joan Masangkay, 18 a native of Masbate. She now residing at Barangay San Isidro, Galas, Quezon City. The last two years she competed first at the 2015 Asian Powerlifting Championships in Queen Elizabeth Stadium in Hong Kong.
She won three gold medals & asian champion in the 43kg subjunior division. She duplicated that feat again in the 43kg junior category. Gaining her four gold medals in the Squat-100kg, Bench Press- 47.5kg, Deadlift- 110kg, Total- 257.5kg.
Another Asian champion, her team mates in Cyber Muscle gym Jessa Mae Tabuan won (3 bronze medals in Squat, Deadlift, Total & 1 silver medal in the Bench Press competition). The other Philippine Power lifter team mates of Masangkay who brought home the asian championships was Leslie Evangelista- Women’s Open division 52kg weight class ( 2 Golds & 2 Silvers ), Maxine Fugen- Women’s Junior division 72kg weight class ( 4 Gold Medals), Andrea Rowella Abrea- Women’s Sub-junior division 47kg weight class ( 4 Golds)
The Other Philippine competitor lifters who collected the gold medals, silver, bronze medals are: Veronica Ompod-43kg Subjunior division (1 Gold & 3 Silvers), Angela Alferez- Women’s Sub junior 63kg weight class ( 1 Gold, 2 Silvers, 1 Bronze), Jeremy Reign Bautista- Women’s Sub Junior 57kg weight class ( 1 Gold, 1 Silver, 2 Bronzes ),
Alexis Nicole Go- Women’s Sub Junior 84+kg weight class ( 1 Gold, 1 Silver ), Daisy Grace Lipasana- Women’s Sub Junior 52kg weight class ( 4 Silvers), Regie Ramirez- Men’s Open 59kg weight class ( 2 Bronzes & 1 Silver ), Kenneth John Bais- Men’s Sub Junior 66kg weight class ( 4 Bronzes ), Dianne Kathleen Chiang- Women’s Junior 63kg weight class ( 2 Bronzes), Anita Koykka- Women’s Open 57kg weight class ( 2 Bronzes), Joyce Reboton- Women’s Open 72kg Open weight class ( Bronze medal)
Almost 265 different Athletes in whole Asia competed in this Asian powerlifting meet
In the picture THE PHILIPPINE POWERLIFTING TEAM Headed by PAP President Eddie Torres with his Philippine Powerlifting Atlhtes bring home 18 Gold medals, 15 Silver medals, 25 Bronze medals & a total of 58 medals