by Deliza Maye Fernandez

Despite of crashing the chance to bag the Olympic gold medal, Filipino weightlifter Hidilyn Diaz is still looking forward for 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

                   The Philippines flag-raiser was able to lift 97 kilograms in the snatch but failed to lift 118kg on the clean and jerk. As a result, she was not able to advance past the group of Women’s 58 kilogram-weightlifting. Though she lost the chance to bring home an olympic medal, Diaz will continue her quest on the 2016 Olympics and will start for a new training according to her interview on ABS-CBN news. 

                      The weightlifter is grateful for all the Filipinos who keep on supporting her despite of her loss.

             "Thank you talaga kasi matalo o manalo nandyan sila para sa 'kin para suportahan ako at thank you kasi in-encourage nila ako to fight. Saka may next time pa naman," she said. 

                       Diaz will lift heavier weights in her training to boost her chances for the future competitions.

-With a report from Jomel Anthony Gutierrez, ABS-CBN Europe News Bureau.  

 


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