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)