Weightlifter Hidilyn Diaz Wins The Philippines' First Gold Medal Ever

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Congratulations to Hidilyn Diaz for bringing home the Philippines' first ever gold medal!

Diaz has been weightlifting since she was 11 years old and has devoted herself to the sport ever since, according to KRON4. She won after lifting 224 kilograms against Liao Qiuyun of China.

The Philippines has been competing in the Olympics since 1924. This is the country's first gold medal in any sport.

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