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Hidilyn Diaz adds SEA Games gold to medal collection


Hidilyn Diaz stamped class in the women’s 55-kg division to win her first-ever SEA Games weightlifting gold medal in runaway fashion at Ninoy Aquino Stadium on Monday.

Diaz lifted a combined 211-kg in the snatch and the clean-and-jerk before the Filipino crowd. She lifted 91 kg in the snatch, and then 120 kg in the clean-and-jerk.

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 settled for silver while Indonesia’s Juliana Klarisa grabbed the bronze medal.