Cagayan de Oro native Odelon Simpao bagged a gold medal in the men’s 77kg division in the just concluded 1st Hidilyn Diaz Weightlifting Open Championship 2017 held at the Meralco Fitness Center in Pasig City.
Simpao, who is also known as a fashion designer and fitness coach, lifted 140kg in the Clean and Jerk in the tournament named after the country’s Olympic silver medalist. Watch his winning lift below.
My 3rd and final attempt of Snatch and Clean and Jerk. CNJ PR of 140kg and Snatch 110kg with a No lift because of a press out on my right shoulder. #2017hdwoc #hdwoc2017 #pepproject #pepprojectweightlifting #avantgardecrossfit #Beavantgarde #trainingisalifestyle #weightlifting 📹 @miggynvrstops thanks migs! @jerker_pep @avantgardecrossfit
Simpao is a fitness coach at Avant Garde Crossfit in Mandaluyong City.
Aside from being a fitness coach, Simpao is also one of the city’s fashion designers who have made it big in Manila. His creations have graced the covers of fashion magazines. Among his latest accomplishments was designing the gown for Miss Philippines bet Maxine Medina during the Charity Ball for the 65th Miss Universe Pageant in January this year. LINK
Watch the Bandila news about the event below.