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Weightlifter Hidilyn Diaz triumphs first Philippine’s Olympic Gold Medal at Tokyo 2020

Hidilyn Diaz won the first Philippine’s Olympic Gold Medal in the women’s weightlifting 55 kilograms on Monday, July 26, at the Tokyo International Forum.

Photo courtesy: Philippine Star

Almost a hundred years since the Philippines standout in the Olympics, but now weightlifter Diaz brought the country into triumph after winning the first-ever gold medal in the Olympic 2020.

Photo courtesy: ABS-CBN News Channel

Diaz recorded 127kg in the clean and jerk in a total of 224 kg, hitting China’s Liao Qiuyun at 1kg.

However, Quiayun won a silver medal in a set of records of 223 kg.

Photo courtesy: Sunstar

This is the second time that Diaz won a medal at the Olympics, the first one was the silver medal at Rio de Janeiro Games in 2016.

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