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SEA Games: Hidilyn Diaz wins weightlifting gold anew


Philippines' Hidilyn Diaz celebrates as she wins gold in the women's 55kg weightlifting event during the 31st Southeast Asian Games (SEA Games) in Hanoi on May 20, 2022. (Photo by Tang Chhin Sothy and TANG CHHIN SOTHY / AFP)

Philippines’ Hidilyn Diaz celebrates as she wins gold within the girls’s 55kg weightlifting occasion through the thirty first Southeast Asian Games (SEA Games) in Hanoi on May 20, 2022. (Photo by Tang Chhin Sothy and TANG CHHIN SOTHY / AFP)

Weightlifting queen Hidilyn Diaz continued her dominance, ruling the ladies’s 55 kilogram occasion in Vietnam and successful the gold medal anew within the Southeast Asian Games.

The Philippines’ first Olympic gold medalist made a complete raise of 206kgs–9 kgs in snatch and 114kgs in clear and jerk–to get her second straight SEA Games gold after successful the identical occasion in 2019 in Manila

Diaz bested Thailand’s Sanikun Tanasan, who settled for a silver with a SEA Games-record snatch of 93kgs however solely managed 110kgs in clear and jerk for a complete of 203kgs. Indonesia’s Natasya Beteyob wound up third with a raise of 188kgs.

This the primary gold medal for the Philippine weightlifting workforce in Hanoi, with extra anticipated earlier than the biennial meet closes on Monday.

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