December 05, 2017

Filipina wins 2 medals at IWF World Championships

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  • Filipina Olympic silver medalist Hidilyn Diaz bagged two medals at the 2017 International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) World Championships held November 30 in Anaheim, California.

    Hidilyn Diaz finished 3rd in the overall 53 kg women’s weightlifting division. /IMAGE International Weightlifting Federation Facebook page

    Diaz lifted 113 kg on the second try in the clean & jerk category, which earned her the silver medal. However, she landed on the 6th place in the snatch.

    Overall, Diaz came in 3rd place in the 53 kg women’s division after lifting a total of 199 kg, for which she earned the bronze medal.

    Thailand’s Sopita Tanasan came on 1st place, followed by Turkmenistan’s Kristina Shermatova on 2nd place and the Philippines’ Hidilyn Diaz on 3rd place. /IMAGE International Weightlifting Federation Facebook page

    Diaz previously won the silver medal in the 53kg women’s weightlifting category during the 2016 Rio Olympics. She also plans to join the upcoming 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

    Sources: International Weightlifting Federation, ABS-CBN News, PhilStar
    Images grabbed from International Weightlifting Federation Facebook page

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