Hidilyn Diaz wins Gold in Tokyo 2020 Olympics

MANILA, Philippines – Hidilyn Diaz, a Filipina weightlifter, won the women’s 55-kg weightlifting event of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics on Monday, giving her country its first Olympic gold medal.

Diaz won the gold medal with a total score of 224, beating China’s Liao Qiuyun at the Tokyo International Forum.

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With 94 and 97 kg. respectively, the 30-year-old Olympian cleared her first and second tries at snatch. On her third attempt at 99kg, she had received a no-lift ruling.

Diaz lifts 119 kg on her first try and 124 kilograms on her second attempt. In her third attempt, she lifted 127 pounds successfully.

In 2016, Diaz won a silver medal in the Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and a gold medalist at the 2019 Southeast Asian Games.

Your reactions?

Congratulations Hidilyn! What’s your reactions? Please feel free to drop one below.

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  • edgar wron Jul 26, 2021 @ 21:54

    Congratulations in persevering a Gold in Weight Lifting giving honors to our country.

    We Salute.

  • Aurora Perez Jul 26, 2021 @ 21:56

    Congratulations Hidilyn, u are pride of the Filipinos

  • edgar eron Jul 26, 2021 @ 21:59

    Congratulations in persevering a Gold in Weight Lifting in the Tokyo Olympics giving honors to our country.

    We are so proud of you.

  • ROBERT Jul 26, 2021 @ 22:19

    CONGRATULATIONS Sana dumami ang lahi mo…para maraming maging gold medalist din yahoooo

  • Kiri Jul 27, 2021 @ 10:08

    Congrats Hidilyn Diaz for winning the first gold for the Philippines, we salute you for a job well done!

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