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WATCH: Philippine national anthem played at Olympics for the first time

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MANILA, Philippines — Filipino weightlifter Hidilyn Diaz made history on Monday in Tokyo, Japan at least three times in a single day.

First, she broke the Olympic record for women's event with her 224-kg total to overtake reigning champ Quiyun Liao of China who earlier set a 223-kg record.

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Then she earned the country's first-ever Olympic gold medal, which she received in tears.

Diaz afterward made a long salute as an sergeant of the Philippine Air Force as the Philippine national anthem "Lupang Hinirang" is played at the Summer Games for the first time. — Video by Luisa Morales

2021 TOKYO OLYMPICS FIRST FILIPINO OLYMPIC GOLD HIDILYN DIAZ LUPANG HINIRANG
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