The Federation of School Sports Association of the Philippines (FESSAP), which is the sole university sports organization recognized by the International University Sports Federation (FISU), sent a delegation to compete in the games.
(in photo from left to right) the athletes are Kelle Kay Rojas (female) and Ivan Philip Catingub (male), coach Gary Hortaleno, Mark Rommel Alino (team official), Felix Tiukinhoy (president of Cebu Weightlifting Association as Delegation Official); WUWC student liaison Tanyachanok "Fang" Hemma and Graham C. Lim as Philippine Head of Delegation.
Members of the Philippine Delegation include Cebuano athletes Kelle Kay Rojas (female) and Ivan Philip Catingub (male), coach Gary Hortaleno, team official Mark Rommel Alino, Cebu Weightlifting Association (CWA) president Felix Tiukinhoy Jr., and Philippine Head of Delegation Graham C. Lim.
The country’s participation was made possible through the partnership of the FESSAP president David Ong and the Cebu City Sports Commission under Mayor Michael Rama.
This marked the first time that the Philippines has taken part in the World University Weightlifting Championship" said Lim, who was elated over the performance of Rojas and Philip in the tournament.
Graham Lim also congratulated the Cebu Weightlifting Association (CWA), a FESSAP-affiliated national association which organized the local qualifying tournament for the World University Championship. Sportsman-businessman Lorenzo (Chao) Sy is the FESSAP representative in Cebu City.