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Hidilyn Diaz wins silver in Rio

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Hidilyn Diaz has broken the 20 years drought of the Philippines in Olympics by capturing the silver medal in the 53-kilogram class weight lifting at Riocentro Pavilion 2 in Rio.

Diaz was elated when China’s Li Yajun couldn’t lift the 126 kg in the last attempt that pave the way for Diaz to already secure a bronze medal. South Korea’s Yoon Jin-hee grabbed the bronze with a total lift of 199 kg.

“Naramdaman ko ang presence ni God kanina nung bumubuhat ako,” said the 25-year-old Diaz, a native of Zamboanga City.
“I expected to win the bronze going to this competition, na-shock ako nung sinabi sa akin na na-zero yung China.”

There are 10 more Filipinos who are vying for medals in Rio.

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