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Pinoy weightlifter Elreen Ando qualifies for Tokyo Olympics

Filipino weightlifter Elreen Ando has got her ticket to the Tokyo Olympics, based on a list issued by the International Weightlifting Federation on June 12, Saturday.

Ando had collected 26,349,334 points for 12th place in the -64 kg division, after winning two silver medals and a bronze in the International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) Asian Championships in Tashkent, Uzbekistan in last April.

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Ando made the cut because Europe already had four entries in the top nine of the rankings. With this qualification, Ando now joins fellow weightlifter and Olympic silver medalist Hidilyn Diaz in Tokyo.

The other Filipino athletes, who have successfully made it into the Tokyo Olympic Games this year, include pole vaulter EJ Obiena, gymnast Caloy Yulo, boxers Carlo Paalam, Eumir Marcial, Irish Magno, Nesthy Petecio, skateboarder Margielyn Didal, taekwondo jin Kurt Barbosa and rower Cris Nievarez. (AW)

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