Two brothers carrying the banner of Cebu City in the Batang Pinoy in Bacolod City brought honor for their team in the weightlifting competition.
In a report relayed by Cebu City Sports Commission Chairman Edward Hayco, brothers John Febuar and Evangelito Dale Ceniza bagged not only gold medals, but also set new marks.
Jhon Febuar, 15 years old, who competed in the 46 kilograms class, reset the marks in both snatch and clean and jerk.
The new mark for the snatch is 63 kilos from 55 kilos while for clean and jerk it is 76 kilos from 75.
His younger brother Evangelito Dale equalled the feat by bagging gold and resetting the marks in the 42 kilograms category. The 14 year old lifter raised the record for the snatch to 60 kilos from 45 kilos and the one for clean and jerk to 80 kilos from 61.
Cebu City has several athletes competing in the Batang Pinoy, which is a multi-sport event designed to give the younger athletes a venue to compete and also to help scout for potentials for future national team members.—Nimrod NL Quiñones