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rfm010

No mention yet of the phils 1st gold medal?  Congrats to hidilyn.  Olympic record too.

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3 hours ago, rfm010 said:

No mention yet of the phils 1st gold medal?  Congrats to hidilyn.  Olympic record too.

Agree.. congratulations.

Lots of hard work in that little piece of gold.

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Dafey

You know...you guys can post articles here too?

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Hidilyn Diaz wins first Olympic gold for Philippines

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TOKYO (Updated 9:47 p.m.) —Philippine’s Hidily Diaz became her country’s first ever Olympic gold medallist on Monday, winning the women’s 55 kg category for weightlifting at Tokyo 2020.

In her fourth and probably last Olympics, the 30-year-old lifted a combined weight of 224 kg, an Olympic record.

After completing her final lift in a very close competition, Diaz held her hands to her face and burst into tears before embracing her coaches and clutching at the medallion around her neck.

On the podium, a still-tearful Diaz stood to attention saluting as she belted out her country’s national anthem at the top of her voice.

China’s Liao Qiuyun, who failed to match her own world record, took silver with 223 kg. Kazakhstan’s Zulfiya Chinshanlo won bronze with 213 kg.

Chinshanlo was a gold medallist at the 2012 London Games but in 2016 she was stripped of a medal after failing doping tests in a re-analysis of samples.

https://www.msn.com/en-ph/news/national/hidilyn-diaz-wins-first-olympic-gold-for-philippines/ar-AAMzq3Y?ocid=msedgdhp&pc=U531

 

 

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SkyMan

That's really awesome but it's not boxing or a beauty pageant so like the golfer, probably forgotten by Friday.

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Fresh

She won silver in 2016 and spent the next four years dedicated to never come in second place again.

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bmoore

Congratulation Hidily Diaz for gold.   A good year for the RP with at least a bronze in women's boxing and a couple others still in position to medal (women's golf and men's boxing).

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