While this side of the world was sleeping, Filipino weightlifter Hidilyn Diaz won a silver medal in the Rio Olympics.
#Weightlifting Results Women’s 53kg#Olympics #Rio2016 #TPE #PHI #KOR pic.twitter.com/pyuQuk97So
— Olympics (@Olympics) August 7, 2016
Hidilyn lifted a total weight of 200 kilograms in this year’s Women’s 53 kg weightlifting category, 12 kilograms behind Chinese Taipei’s Hsu Shu-Ching. Meanwhile, South Korea’s Yoon Jin-hee won the bronze medal. This is Hidilyn’s third time to compete in the Olympics. In a short video, she tells Inquirer that she was only expecting a bronze medal and feels blessed to have won.
WATCH: Hidilyn Diaz says she expected bronze not silver @tedmelendresINQ #Rio2016 #Olympics #weightlifting #PHI pic.twitter.com/kHfOiPjxx7
— Inquirerdotnet (@inquirerdotnet) August 7, 2016
Her win also ends the Philippines’ 20-year Olympic medal drought, so this is a big thing. And we hope our other athletes are doing just as well during the games. For now, congratulations, Hidilyn![Inquirer.net]
Photo courtesy of Hidilyn Diaz’s Instagram
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