Rio Olympics silver medalist Hidilyn Diaz added another chip to her medal collection as she nabbed the bronze in the women’s 55kg division at the 2019 World Weightlifting Championships in Pattaya, Thailand.
After lifting only 93 kgs in the snatch, enough for 8th place, Diaz registered 121 kg in the clean and jerk to put herself in the podium race for an overall total of 214 kg.
Two Chinese weightlifters dominated the competition with Liao Qiuyun scoring 98 kg and 129 kg en route to a gold-medal worthy 227 kg.
Zhang Wanqiong, on the other hand, topped the snatch with 99 kg but tallied 126 kg only in the clean and jerk to settle for silver.
In a Twitter post, Diaz bared she almost lost focus after the snatch category.
The Zamboanga native then thanked her parents and other groups for the support and prayers she received.
COMMENT DISCLAIMER: Reader comments posted on this Web site are not in any way endorsed by Manila Standard. Comments are views by manilastandard.net readers who exercise their right to free expression and they do not necessarily represent or reflect the position or viewpoint of manilastandard.net. While reserving this publication’s right to delete comments that are deemed offensive, indecent or inconsistent with Manila Standard editorial standards, Manila Standard may not be held liable for any false information posted by readers in this comments section.