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A Filipina Bagged Silver in Rio Olympics 2016

Filipina Hidilyn Diaz won silver in Olympics 2016 held in Rio

After 20 long years, the Philippines finally got the chance to bring home again a medal from the Summer Olympics held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Thanks to our new champ Hidilyn Diaz — a 25-year old weightlifter from Zamboanga City, Philippines. Diaz won the silver medal of the women’s 53kg weightlifting category on August 7, Sunday. She also successfully clinched a lift of 88kg in her second attempt in snatch event (placed 6th) and 111kg and 112kg in the first and second attempts in the clean and jerk event (placed 2nd). This was also the first non-boxing medal for the nation since 1936. Diaz became as the first Filipina olympian to earn the medal...