Finally! Hidilyn Diaz adds SEA Games gold to medals chest

Camille B. Naredo, ABS-CBN News

Posted at Dec 02 2019 05:24 PM | Updated as of Dec 02 2019 08:00 PM

Finally! Hidilyn Diaz adds SEA Games gold to medals chest 1
Hidilyn Diaz during the women's 55-kg division of weightlifting in the 30th Southeast Asian Games. Jonathan Cellona, ABS-CBN News

MANILA, Philippines—Hidilyn Diaz stamped her class in the women's 55-kg division to win the Southeast Asian Games weightlifting gold medal in dominant fashion at Ninoy Aquino Stadium on Monday afternoon.

In front of a partisan Filipino crowd, Diaz lifted a combined 211-kg in the snatch and the clean-and-jerk. 

Diaz lifted 91 kg in the snatch, and then 120 kg in the clean-and-jerk for a sensational performance.

It is the first SEA Games gold medal for Diaz, who already has an Olympic silver medal and an Asian Games gold medal in her collection.

Vietnam's Thi Thuy Nguyen lifted a combined 197-kg (82kg snatch, 115kg clean-and-jerk) for silver.

Indonesia’s Juliana Klarisa grabbed the bronze with a combined lift of 175-kg (80kg snatch, 95kg clean-and-jerk).

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