Weightlifter Hidilyn Diaz wins Philippines’ first Olympic gold, ending its near 100-year wait

South China Morning Post published this video item, entitled “Weightlifter Hidilyn Diaz wins Philippines’ first Olympic gold, ending its near 100-year wait” – below is their description.

Female weightlifter Hidilyn Diaz will be bringing home the first-ever Olympic gold for the Philippines, after ending the nation’s near 100-year wait for the top medal. The 30-year-old lifted a combined weight of 224kg in the 55kg category at Tokyo 2020 on July 26, 2021, setting an Olympic record and tying the world record in the process.

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