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Tokyo Olympics: Philippines wins first ever Olympic gold medal

1997 in production! In the Philippines, weightlifter Hidilyn Diaz dominated the women’s 55 kg class and won the first ever Olympic gold medal before shedding tears.

Hidilyn Diaz devoted himself to the history of Filipino sports after winning the first Olympic gold medal in the Philippines.

Diaz, a Filipino Air Force Officer, lives in exile. Malaysia She wept after winning a dramatic gold medal in the women’s 55 kg weightlifting class with Covid’s pandemic.

At the age of 30, she won the gold medal on the last lift of the day and erased her personal best to see off world record holder Hiroaki Kumo. China..

Diaz won a silver medal in the 53 kg Rio and ended 20 years of waiting for the medal, but one went well in Tokyo and could barely contain the feelings of listening to the national anthem.

The Philippines first participated in the Olympic Games in 1924 (97 years ago) when David Nepomuceno participated in the 100-meter and 200-meter sprint races.

The victory in Tokyo is her country’s 11th Olympic medal.

Kazakhstan’s Zulfiya Chinshanlo won the bronze medal, 10kg ahead of the top two.

“It’s unbelievable, it’s a dream, it comes true,” Diaz said. AFP..

“I would like to say to the younger generation in the Philippines,’You can have this golden dream too.'”

“This is the way I started and in the end I was able to do it.”

China has won all three weightlifting events so far and was trying to win gold medals in eight competitions in which athletes participated.

Olympic rules do not allow men and women to hold more than four events.

Diaz, the daughter of a tricycle driver, added: Celebrate with my family and the people who support me now. “

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Tokyo Olympics: Philippines wins first ever Olympic gold medal

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