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Hidilyn Diaz captures 3 elusive golds at weightlifting worlds

Dino Maragay - Philstar.com

MANILA, Philippines – Add “world champion” to Olympic gold medalist Hidilyn Diaz’s stellar list of accomplishments.

This after the Filipina wonder took home three medals in the women's 55kg division in the International Weightlifting Federation World Championships in Bogota, Colombia on Wednesday (Thursday, Manila time).

Diaz lifted 93kg on snatch and 114kg on clean and jerk for a total of 207kg en route to the sweet sweep.

The pride of Zamboanga bested close rivals Rosalba Morales, the home bet, and Mexico’s Ana Gabriela Lopez.

The world title had been elusive for Diaz, whose collection of medals include golds from the Olympics, Asian Games and Southeast Asian Games. She finished with a bronze in the women’s 53kg in the 2015 worlds and a silver in women’s 55kg in 2021.

Diaz’s latest hat-trick of victories comes as a momentum builder as the Filipina star launches her bid for another gold medal in the 2024 Olympics in Paris.

HIDILYN DIAZ

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