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Hidilyn Diaz gives Philippines' first ever Olympic Gold Medal

Hidilyn Diaz made history and won the Philippines first ever Olympic gold by topping the women's 55kg weightlifting division at the Tokyo International Forum in Japan.

Diaz cleared an Olympic record 127kg in her last attempt at clean and jerk to bring her total to 224, edging out China's Liao Qiuyun by 1kg for the win.

Before that, Diaz missed out on setting an Olympic Record after a failed 99kg lift. 

Diaz goes into the clean and jerk with 97kg for the snatch on the board, she trails only Muattar Nabieva of Uzbekistan.

On the Rio 2016 Olympics, Diaz garner the silver medal at the 53kg weithlifting division.

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