Hidilyn Diaz takes first SEA Games gold

Hidilyn Diaz clinched her first Southeast Asian Games gold medal after dominating the women’s 55-kg weighlifting event earlier at the Ninoy Aquino Stadium.

The 2016 Rio Olympics silver medalist and 2018 ASEAN Games champion lifted a total weight of 211-kg to give the host country another gold medal finish.

Diaz conquered 91-kg in the snatch lift and 120-kg in the clean and jerk to hold a 14-point lead over the competition.

Vietnam’s Thi Thuy Nguyen finished in second place after lifting a total weight of 197-kg. Meanwhile, Indonesia’s Juliana Klarisa took the bronze medal with 175-kg.

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