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Last Updated on April 12, 2023 by Andrew Pirie

4th Time Lucky Hidilyn Diaz wins the Philippines first ever Olympic Gold

Hidilyn Diaz makes Philippine HISTORY!

This is the first Olympic gold medal that the Philippines ever won! And in the process set a new Olympic record in the clean and jerk and total lift

We will finally hear the Philippine National Anthem in the Olympics!

Hidilyn Diaz
Hidilyn Diaz is overcome with emotions after 4 Olympic Games she finally gets her gold. Photo Credit: IWF



🥇Hidilyn Diaz wins the gold with a 224kg total. (97+127) New Olympic Record!

🥈Liao Qiuyun wins the silver with a 223kg total. (97+126)

🥉Zulfiya Chinshanlo wins the bronze with a 213kg total. (90+123)

The total is composed of adding the heaviest snatch and clean & jerk lift.

Hidilyn Diaz clinches Tokyo Olympics berth, finishes fourth in Asian meet

Diaz finished fourth overall with 212 points; a point is shy of bronze medalist Muattar Nabieva of Uzbekistan. World record holder Liao Qiuyun of China took home the gold with 222 points while her compatriot Li Yajun bagged the silver with 221 points.

In her second snatch attempt, Diaz hurdled the 90kg lift and comfortably cleared the 94kg in her third attempt.

In her first clean and jerk attempt, the 30-year-old Filipina weightlifter successfully lifted 118kg but failed to clear the 121, and 122 kg lifts in her succeeding try.


“Even though this was just a tune up tournament, I still really wanted to give my best,” Diaz said. “But I did something wrong. I know I can beat them.”</em>

Diaz became the seventh Filipino to qualify for the Tokyo Olympics after gymnast Carlos Yulo, pole vaulter EJ Obiena and boxers Carlo Paalam, Nesthy Petecio, Irish Magno, and Eumir Felix Marcial.

And while the focus was on Diaz, another Diaz of the same bloodline started to make a name for herself.

Diaz’s cousin Mary Flor Diaz clinched three silver medals in the non-Olympic qualifying women’s 49-kg class topped by India’s Jhilli Dalabehera on Saturday.

“I am happy for Mary Flor. I know her sacrifices,” said Diaz of her cousin, who will turn 22 on May 4.

Diaz and her strength and conditioning coach Julius Naranjo and Chinese Coach Kaiwen Gao will fly back to Malacca in Malaysia on Saturday to resume their training camp.

The Olympics are set from July 23 to August 8.





Hidilyn learns crucial lesson

Ramos sisters following hero Hidilyn Diaz footsteps

By: @marcreyesINQ

Sisters Rose Jean and Rosegie Ramos were like a small-town version of a band groupie that literally followed Hidilyn Diaz while training back home in Zamboanga City.

Over the weekend, right at the Olympic silver medalist’s own gym and with neighbors watching, they claimed the spotlight for themselves and are on track to doing what Hidilyn Diaz did for her own family.

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