Hidilyn Diaz captures first SEA Games gold medal

Lloyd Tagbago
Lloyd Tagbago is a member of the Current News Service (CNS). An active video documentarist, Tagbago provides excellent video content for Currentph.com. Reach him at Lloyd.tagbago@currentph.com.
MANILA, Philippines — Hidilyn Diaz plinked in what could be the sweetest medal of her life as she clinched her very first Southeast Asian Games gold medal after topping the 55-kg division on Monday, 01 December 2019, at the Ninoy Aquino Stadium.

A silver medalist in the previous Rio Olympics, Diaz lifted a total of 211kg — 91kg in the snatch and 120kg in the clean and jerk — to edge out Vietnam’s Nguyen Thi Thuy (197kg) and Indonesia’s Juliana Klarisa (175kg).

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

Her next mission? Capture the elusive gold medal in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. (Lloyd Tagbago/IAMIGO/CNS)

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