Weightlifter Rosegie Ramos books Paris Olympics berth

Weightlifter Rosegie Ramos qualifies for 2024 Paris Olympics

FILE–The Philippines’ Rosegie Ramos competes within the girls’s 49kg weightlifting competitors in the course of the 2022 Asian Video games in Hangzhou, China on September 30, 2023. (Picture by Ishara S. KODIKARA / AFP)

MANILA, Philippines–Rosegie Ramos has been lifting barbells greater than thrice her weight every day.

Nicely, all that arduous work paid off after the 20-year-old from Zamboanga Metropolis clinched a spot within the 2024 Paris Olympics on Monday in the course of the Worldwide Weightlifting Federation (IWF) World Cup.“I’ve secured my spot. I knew I might make it to Paris if I remained within the high 10 after this event,’’ Ramos advised the Inquirer in Filipino.

She definitely made it after inserting first within the girls’s 49 kilograms Group B division with lifts of 87 kg within the snatch and 103 kg within the clear and jerk for a complete of 190 kg.

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The continuing Olympic qualifying event in Phuket, Thailand, which is able to run from April 2 to April 11 is the final remaining pathway to the glamorous French capital.

Ramos, the present Asian junior champion within the girls’s 49-kg class, merely wanted to remain at her present place within the Summer season Video games rankings to make it to Paris. She at present is at eighth place within the Olympic rankings after 5 qualification tournaments.

Different Olympians

She positioned seventh in the course of the 2023 IWF World Championships in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, wound up fifth in the 2023 Asian Games in Hangzhou, China, and ended up ninth within the Asian championships final 12 months held in Jinju, South Korea.

The highest 10 lifters in every weight class will qualify for the Olympics.

“All of the laborious work was value it. I’m going to Paris,’’ stated Ramos, whose exercises at Rizal Memorial Sports activities Advanced have been intently monitored by coach Tony Agustin.

In response to Samahang Weightlifting ng Pilipinas president Monico Puentevella, Agustin dealt with most of Ramos’ coaching throughout her buildup whereas Jeaneth Aro has been caring for her diet.

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Ramos now belongs to the elite firm of Filipino athletes certain for the French capital together with pole vaulter EJ Obiena, gymnasts Carlos Yulo and Aleah Finnegan and boxers Eumir Marcial, Aira Villegas and Nesthy Petecio.

“I’m nonetheless focusing on a selected elevate the place I might compete with the perfect within the weight class. I’ve been engaged on it every single day and hopefully obtain the objective within the Olympics,’’ stated Ramos.

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Ramos matched her private bests within the complete, snatch and clear and jerk, that are all nationwide requirements. INQ

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