Pinoy lifters test might

ABS-CBN Sports on Aug 07, 2016 02:57 PM
Pinoy lifters test might
Three-time Olympian Hidilyn Diaz will carry the nation's pride on her shoulder in women's weightlifting.

RIO DE JANEIRO --- After a disappointing start for Team Philippines, weightlifters Hidilyn Diaz and Nestor Colonia willl try to end the country's 20-year medal drought as they step on the mat to try their luck in Rio Olympics.  

Diaz will compete in the women's 63 kg while Nestor Colonia is set to march in the  56 kg. contest.

The weightlifters are scheduled to compete starting at 3:00 p.m. Sunday here. 

“I will just give my best. I’m okay. There’s no problem with my training. There are no distractions here,” said Diaz, in her third straight Olympics.

The lifters are the fourth and fifth bets of the 13-man Team PHI to compete after women's table tennis bet Ian Lariba, swimmer Jessie Khing Lacuna and boxer Charly Suarez all fell short in their respective start.    

The others who are still waiting for their turn are boxer Rogen Ladon, judoka Kodo Nakano in the 81 kg on Aug. 9; swimmer Jasmine Alkhaldi, who vies in the women’s 100m freestyle on Aug. 10; golfer Miguel Tabuena from Aug. 11 to 14; marathoner Mary Joy Tabal on Aug. 14; hurdler Eric Cray on Aug, 15; long jumper Marestella Torres on Aug. 16; and taekwondo’s Kirstie Elaine Alora in the +67 kg on Aug. 20.


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