Hidilyn Diaz Wins First Ever Olympic Gold for The Philippines (VIDEO)

Philippines' Hidilyn Diaz reacts after placing first in the women's 55kg weightlifting competition during the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at the Tokyo International Forum in Tokyo on Jul 26, 2021. (Photo: AFP/Vincenzo Pinto)

Hidilyn Diaz, who won silver in the 2016 Rio Olympics, became the Philippines first ever Olympic gold medalist on Monday, July 26, winning the women's 55kg category for weightlifting at Tokyo 2020 Olympics.

Diaz recorded a 97kg in the snatch and 127kg – an Olympic record — in the clean and jerk for a total of 224kg (Olympic record) to beat world record holder Liao Qiuyun (223kg total) of China who settled for silver, while Kazakhstan's Zulfiya Chinshanlo took home the bronze medal with 213kg.

Philippines' Hidilyn Diaz reacts after placing first in the women's 55kg weightlifting competition during the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at the Tokyo International Forum in Tokyo on Jul 26, 2021. (Photo: AFP/ Vincenzo Pinto)

Gold medallist Philippines' Hidilyn Diaz stand on the podium for the victory ceremony of the women's 55kg weightlifting competition during the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at the Tokyo International Forum in Tokyo on Jul 26, 2021. (Photo: AFP/Vincenzo Pinto)



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