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Tokyo Olympics: Hidilyn Diaz is Philippines' first-ever gold medallist

#Tokyo2020 Olympics: #HidilynDiaz is Philippines' first-ever gold medallist

26/7/2021 4:01:00 PM

Tokyo2020 Olympics: HidilynDiaz is Philippines' first-ever gold medallist

Weightlifter Hidilyn Diaz created sporting history when she became the Philippines' first Olympic gold medallist, as she won the women's 55kg title.

Reporting from TokyoTOKYO — Weightlifter Hidilyn Diaz ended the Philippines' 97-year wait for an Olympic gold medal on Monday (26 July), when she emerged triumphant in the women's 55kg division at the Tokyo International Forum.The 30-year-old lifted 97kg in the snatch and 127kg in the clean and jerk, with her combined total of 224kg putting her above silver medallist Liao Qiuyun of China (221kg) and bronze medallist Zulfiya Chinshanlo of Kazakhstan (213kg).

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The Zamboanga native, who is competing in her fourth Olympics, becomes the first Filipino athlete to clinch the gold at the Summer Olympics since the country first sent athletes to the Games in 1924. Diaz, who had won a silver at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Games, also becomes only the second Filipino athlete to won multiple Games medals since Teofilo Yldefonso won two swimming bronzes in 1928 and 1932.

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Congratulations Hidilyn. The entire country is celebrating with you!

Weightlifter Diaz wins first ever Olympic gold for PhilippinesTOKYO: Weightlifter Hidilyn Diaz made history on Monday (Jul 26) when she became the first athlete from the Philippines to win an Olympic gold medal. CONGRATS to Philippines !! 🇵🇭 OlympicGames Olympics

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