Diaz pockets three silver medals in Asian Championship

ABS-CBN Sports on Apr 23, 2019 11:21 AM
Diaz pockets three silver medals in Asian Championship
Hidilyn Diaz won three silver medals in the 2019 Asian Weightlifting Championship in Ningbo, China. (File photo)

Hidilyn Diaz bagged three silver medals in the 2019 Asian Weightlifting Championship in Ningbo, China.

The three-time Olympian finished second in the women’s 55 kg. division, behind Chinese bet Liao Qiuyun in the event that served as one of the qualifying tournaments for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.    

The 2018 Asian Games gold medalist and 2016 Rio Olympics silver winner lifted 94 kg. in snatch, 115 kg. in clean and jerk for a total of 209 kilograms to cop the silver medals.

Qiuyun registered a new world record in clean and jerk (128 kg.) that shattered the 127 mark set by Srisurat Sukanya of Thailand.

The Chinese bet also pocketed mints in snatch (96 kg.) and total (224 kg.).

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