E. A. Ando Olympic Games Tokyo 2020

Filipino weightlifter E. A. Ando was born on November 1, 1998. E. A. Ando, a native of Carreta, Cebu City, was discovered while still a junior high school student at the University of Cebu by coaches Garry Toleno and former olympian Ramon Solis (UC).

Because of this, she was awarded a full scholarship to attend UC.

Elreen Ann Quinilitan Ando Olympic Games Tokyo 2020

E. A. Ando won a bronze medal in the snatch, silver in the clean and jerk, and silver in the total lift at the 2020 Asian Weightlifting Championships in Tashkent, Uzbekistan.

During the 2020 Summer Olympics, E. A. Ando competed in the -64 kg weight class for women. Using her Absolute Continental Ranking, she was able to enter.

She finished in eighth place overall, but she achieved several personal bests.

E. A. Ando Shows Promise Despite Podium Miss in First Olympic Try

Even though weightlifter E. A. Ando had Hidilyn Diaz’s golden achievement to live up to, Ando did well in her Olympic debut on Tuesday.

While Diaz was able to bring home the gold, E. A. Ando performance proved she is the rightful heir to the weightlifting crown.

The 22-year-old hopeful from Cebu City lifted a total of 222 kilogrammes, good enough for seventh place.

In the women’s 64 kilogramme category, and was in contention for bronze with just four competitors left.

On her third effort, E. A. Ando snatched 100 kg, and on her final attempt, she clean and jerked 122 kilogrammes.

She had already been looking ahead to the 2024 Olympics when she unexpectedly qualified for Tokyo.

E. A. Ando, an American weightlifter, qualified for the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo.

Philippines’ E. A. Ando Takes Part in the Women’s 63kg

E. A. Ando, a weightlifter, was been added to Team Philippines’ roster for the Tokyo Olympics after she qualified for the women’s 64-kilogram weight class.

Hidilyn Diaz, also from Cebu City and age 22, has already qualified for her fourth Olympiad (55kg category).

E. A. Ando qualification was cited by Samahang Weightlifting sa Pilipinas president Monico Puentevella as evidence that the organization’s development efforts “are yielding fruits.”

E. A. Ando is expected to perform well even though she is competing in a category that is often dominated by lifters from Europe and South America, according to Puentevella.


On Tuesday night, E. A. Ando placed seventh out of ten athletes in the women’s 64kg weightlifting event at the Tokyo Olympics.

Missing out on a podium finish but setting new personal records in the process.

E. A. Ando, who is only 22 years old, is the second Filipino lifter to compete in the Olympics, joining Hidilyn Diaz.

She registered a total of 222 kilogrammes after overcoming weights of 100 kilogrammes in the snatch category and 122 kilogrammes in the clean and jerk. All three of her scores were significantly higher than her previous bests.