Hidilyn Diaz wins the first medal of the Philippines with weightlifting in Rio Olympics on Monday, August 8, 2016.
Hidilyn Diaz is a silver medalist at Rio Olympics 2016 — she finished with a score of 200kg at the women’s 53kg category in weightlifting on Monday.
Chinese Taipei Hsu Shu-ching finished first for completing a total weight of 212kg, Philippines’ Hidilyn Diaz came in second with a total weight of 200kg while South Korea’s Yoon Jin-hee in third with 199kg.
Watch Hidilyn Diaz’ winning moment at Rio Olympic 2016 on the video below.
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Interview after her victory.
Diaz ends the country’s olympic medal drought since 1996 — Philippines’ last medal was won by Onyok Velasco in light flyweight boxing division.
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