TACLOBAN CITY: The Leyte provincial government has congratulated a young power lifter who bagged silver and bronze medals in the recent powerlifting competition held in Szczyrk, Poland. Governor Leopoldo Dominico Petilla extended his felicitation to Rowella Andrea Abrea, a Leyte Sports Academy (LSA) athlete, for bringing pride to the province. LSA offers the provincial government’s grassroots sports development program. Abrea competed for the sub-junior category and won silver medal for Dead Lift (127.5 kilograms) and bronze for Bench Press (67.5 kilograms). The 16-year-old athlete said that she feels blessed for her achievements this year, representing the country in two powerlifting competitions abroad. About 30 countries that included Philippines, Russia, United States, Japan and Ukraine participated in the Junior and Sub-Junior World Powerlifting Championship held in Poland from August 30 to September 1.