Weightlifter Diaz gets a gold in Qatar outing PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 14 December 2015 12:55

Zamboanguena weightlifter Hidilyn Diaz’ winning streak continues, this time, in an international competition held in the Middle East.

Diaz won gold medal in the 3rd Qatar International Weightlifting Championships held from Dec. 8-9.

City Sports Director Dr. Cecile Atilano said Diaz, with a score of 90-115 bested various other contestants from different parts of the globe. Korea came in second and Tunisia ranked third.

Last November 22, Diaz hauled bronze medals in the snatch, clean and jerk and total events in the women’s 53 kilogram division at the International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) World Weightlifting Championship in Houston, Texas.

Diaz represented the country in the 2008 and 2012 Olympics improved her chances of earning a spot at the Rio 2016 Games with a 96kg lift in the snatch event and 117kg in the clean and jerk for a total of 213kg. She also brought home the bacon during the 2015 Asian Weightlifting Championships, winning gold in all 3 events in the 53kg category in Phuket, Thailand last September.

Another Zamboangueno, Nestor Colonia, harvested another bronze medals in the clean and jerk in the men’s 56 kg division. — Sheila Covarrubias)