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Defeated and deflated, Sarno guarantees to bounce again stronger

Defeated and deflated, Sarno guarantees to bounce again stronger

Vanessa Sarno over the last Asian Championships. —INQUIRER PHOTO.

Vanessa Sarno, projected because the inheritor to Tokyo Olympics gold medalist Hidilyn Diaz, got here house dismayed in her latest journey to the Worldwide Weightlifting Federation World Championships in Tashkent, Uzbekistan.

However as a substitute of sulking in a nook, the present Asian champion within the ladies’s -71 kilogram weight class has licked her wounds and vowed to make amends in a giant manner in succeeding high-profile meets.

“I made a promise to myself that I’ll do no matter it takes simply to make it there and I’m keen to sacrifice every part simply to meet that promise,’’ stated the 18-year-old Sarno after lacking out on a podium end on the world stage.

“Perhaps that sport wasn’t actually for me, I do know it occurred for a motive. It took me days or perhaps a week to simply accept it, however then I spotted that you’ll by no means succeed in case you don’t fail. Failure is without doubt one of the keys to success,’’ added the promising lifter from Tagbilaran Metropolis in Bohol.

Sarno positioned tied for third in her weight class with Patricia Sternius of Sweden and Olivia Reeves of the US with an identical totals of 231 kgs however wasn’t capable of safe a medal and wound up fifth by way of the countback.

All was not misplaced, nevertheless, for Sarno after breaking her personal nationwide data.

Sarno’s 103 kg elevate within the snatch and 231 kg complete effort reset the nationwide mark of 101 kgs and 229 kgs she achieved within the Asian championships additionally in Tashkent early this 12 months.

“I did my finest and I hope that I nonetheless made our nation proud regardless of the fifth-place end,’’ stated Sarno after wrapping up her first marketing campaign on the earth championships final week.

“However sometime, God keen, I’ll make it there. I’ll turn out to be a champion someday,’’ she added whereas expressing gratitude to the Philippine Sports activities Fee (PSC), Samahang Weightlifting ng Pilipinas president Monico Puentevella and coaches Richard Agosto, Christopher Bureros and Robert Colonia.

Sarno, who picked up the game when she was 9 and have become a PSC Batang Pinoy Champion in 2014, is a favourite to qualify to the 2024 Paris Olympics together with Tokyo Olympian Elreen Ando and Kristel Macrohon.

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