by Deliza Maye Fernandez
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.