Leyte athlete to compete in Poland’s World Powerlifting Competition

A LEYTE Sports Academy (LSA) scholar will leave this month to compete in the World Sub Juniors and Juniors Powerlifting Championships on August 29 to September 3 in Szczyrk, Poland.

For the second time this year, Rowella Abrea, 16, will again represent the country in this sports event after winning gold last June at the Asian Powerlifting Championship held in Udaipur, India.

Abrea competed for the 47-kilogram open division at the Asian Powerlifting Championship in sub junior squat, bench press, dead lift including the overall rank.

“Believe in yourself, discipline and always be thankful and have trust in God,” LSA administrator Ruben Tamayo reminded Abrea.

To prepare Abrea for the competition, she will undergo rigid training until she leaves for Poland, according to Tamayo.

Tamayo said Abrea’s joining in the world competition is a testament that LSA had gone a long way in achieving the dream of producing world-class athletes.

Leyte Governor Leopoldo Dominico Petilla asked Abrea to perform well in Poland, for her to bring gold just like what she did in India.

“We are very happy for Andrea and definitely, your success in Poland is an honor not just for the province, but for the country as well,” Petilla said.

Petilla added that with the impressive performance of LSA athletes in local and international competition, time will come that athletes from the region will represent the country in future Olympics. (PNA)