Filipino weightlifting champion Hidilyn Diaz emerged Top 3-ranked at the 2019 International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) World Championships and secured 2 bronze medals at the competitions held in Thailand.
The Asian Games gold medalist from the Philippines won her first bronze medal at Pattaya in the Women’s 55-kilogram (kg) division for Clean and Jerk, lifting 121 kg.
Diaz’ 93 kg. in the succeeding Snatch competition gave her an overall score of 214 kg, lifting her to the Top 3 rank overall in the competitions held in Pattaya on September 20.
Hidilyn Diaz was also ranked in 3rd place at the 2017 and 2015 IWF World Championships.
The medal finish adds more points for Hidilyn Diaz, the country’s 2016 Rio Olympics silver medalist, who is bidding for a spot in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
Hidilyn Diaz went on social media to credit her podium finish-performance to God as she was first disheartened by her showing in the snatch competition.
“Ikaw yun Lord. Grabe. Nun namental block na ko, wala na ang 93kgs pero ginabayan mo ko Lord. Salamat sa ginawa mo Lord. Sobrang blessed ko sayo,” tweeted Hidilyn Diaz.
Diaz, who picked up triple silvers at the 2019 Asian Weightlifting Championships earlier this year, also thanked her supporters, family, friends, and colleagues at the Philippine Olympic Committee and the Philippine Sports Commission.
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