Tokyo (Associated Press)-On Monday, Hidilyn Diaz became the first Olympic gold medalist from the Philippines to win the women’s 55kg championship, preventing China from striving for the perfect Tokyo Olympics in weightlifting.
In the 4th Olympic Games, Diaz surpassed Chinese player Liao Qiuyun in the last lift of the clean and jerk, winning the championship with a total score of 224 kg. There is one more than Rio.
Since 1924, the Philippines has participated in every Summer Olympics-except for the 1980 boycott of the Moscow Olympics-and won three silver and seven bronze medals before Diaz won. She previously won a silver medal in 2016, which is her country’s first Olympic podium in 20 years.
So far, China has won all three competitions in weightlifting competitions and hopes to sweep gold medals in eight competitions in which its athletes participate. No country can participate in more than four men’s and four women’s events. Liao became the world record holder with a total weight of 227 kg.
Zulfiya Chinshanlo of Kazakhstan won the bronze medal with 213 kg. Chinshanlo won the 53kg class at the 2012 London Olympics, but was deprived of the gold medal after retesting her sample in 2016 and finding positive for two prohibited steroids.
Muatar Nabiyeva of Uzbekistan led the game with a 98 kg snatch, but was 9 kg behind Chin Shanluo in the clean and jerk, ranking fourth, 1 kg behind the podium.
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