EVENT: 2015 World Junior & Sub-Junior Powerlifting Championships
VENUE:  Prague, Czech Republic
DATE:  August 31 to September 5, 2015
NUMBER OF PARTICIPANTS:  223 athletes
CATEGORIES: Sub-Junior (14-18 years) & Junior (19-23 years)
CHEF DE MISSION: Mr. Aspi Calagopi, Powerlifting Association of the Philippines (PAP) board member
HEAD COACH: Ms. Betina Bordeos
All PH team members had completed their weight class competitions by Sept 1. We do not have entries in the weight classes scheduled after Sept 1.
The team was funded by the Philippine Sports Commission
ATHLETES/WEIGHT CLASSES/CATEGORIES/ACHIEVEMENTS/COACHES:
REGIE RAMIREZ, 59kg Men’s Junior
– 3 silver medals, 1 bronze medal in the 2014 World Junior & Sub-Junior Powerlifting Championships
– 3 gold medals, 1 bronze medal in the 2015 Asian Powerlifting Championships
– Trainer: Tony Koykka
JASMINE MARTIN, 47kg Women’s Junior
– 1 silver medal, 2 bronze medals in the 2014 World Junior & Sub-Junior Powerlifting Championships
– 4 gold medals in the 2015 Asian Powerlifting Championships
– Trainer: Roberto Gayanes
JOAN MASANGKAY, 43kg Women’s Sub-Junior
– 3 gold medals, 1 silver medal, 3 Asian Sub-Junior records in the 2015 Asian Powerlifting Championships that was held in Hong Kong in July 2015
– 1st appearance at the World Championships
– Trainer: Ramon Debuque
JEREMY REIGN BAUTISTA, 47kg Women’s Sub-Junior
– 2 gold medals, 2 silver medals in the 2015 Asian Powerlifting Championships
– 1st appearance at the World Championships
– Trainer: Allan Paje
FINAL PH TEAM RESULTS at the 2015 World Junior & Sub-Junior Powerlifting Championships
5 silver medals, 5 bronze medals, 7 new Asian records
Medals breakdown:
Joan Masangkay – 4 bronze medals
Reign Bautista – 3 silvers, 1 bronze
Jasmine Martin – 1 silver
Regie Ramirez – 1 silver
NEW ASIAN RECORDS:
Joan Masangkay – 4 new Asian Sub-Jr records in the 43kg Sub-Junior class
Squat (SQ) 112.5kg
Bench Press (BP) 55kg
Deadlift (DL) 110kg
Total 277.5kg
Jeremy Reign Bautista– 3 new Asian Sub-Jr records in the 47kg Sub-Junior class
SQ 135kg
DL 122.5
Total 317.5kg
Joan posted a huge lead over Bovkun Mariya of Kazahkstan for the Total bronze in the 43kg class which was won by USA’s Mitchell Ashley who shattered the world record in the Total & Deadlift. Interestingly, the gold & silver medalists will be over-age for Sub-Juniors next year while Joan will still have another year in the Sub-Juniors
In the 47kg class, Reign bested lifters from Ukraine, Kazahkstan, Romania and Japan but had to give it to USA’s LaChapelle Taylor who smashed 2 world records. Reign has only been lifting a little more than a year so she has huge potential to get a lot stronger next year.
Jasmine beat lifters from Russia, Ukraine & Japan to get the Deadlift silver, just behind Hudson Allegra of the USA. The gold medalist in the Total was Primakova Irina of Russia
Regie had to overcome lifters from USA, Russia, Japan & Kyrgyzstan to get the deadlift silver but was beaten by another lifter from Kyrgyzstan, Alymbek uulu Azamat who is on his last year in the Juniors. Regie can still compete as a Junior next year.
And here are videos of the medal winning lifts:
Joan’s bronze medal Squat attempt (112.5kg in 43kg Sub-Junior class):

Reign’s silver medal Squat attempt (135kg in 47kg Sub-Junior class):

Joan’s bronze medal Bench Press attempt (55kg in 43kg Sub-Junior class):

Reign’s bronze medal Bench Press attempt (60kg in 47kg Sub-Junior class):

Joan’s bronze medal Deadlift attempt (110kg in 43kg Sub-Junior class):

Reign’s silver medal Deadlift attempt (122.5kg in 47kg Sub-Junior class):

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Jasmine’s silver medal Deadlift attempt (140kg in 47kg Junior class):

Regie’s silver medal Deadlift attempt (242.5kg in 59kg Junior class):

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