- 26 Jul 2021 14:08
Weightlifter Hidilyn Diaz became the first Olympic gold medallist for the Philippines when she made a dramatic final lift at the Tokyo International Forum.
kilogram category in sensational style, making her final attempt to defeat the Chinese favourite and world record
old 53kg weight class in Rio.She found the qualifying process extremely tough but Diaz knew, through all
her hard work, there was one target above all others."
attempt at 126kg, but Diaz outdid her with that last lift.She is the first Filipina athlete to win medals
hair to lose a few more grams before weighing in at the 2015 IWF World Championships.She struggled at times