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Diaz, Didal banner Filipina athletes vying for Tokyo Olympic berths

Headlining the list is 2016 Rio Olympics silver medalist Hidilyn Diaz. The weightlifter is hoping to a possibly last bid for an Olympic gold medal with a qualification to 2021.

The 29-year-old will officially qualify for her fourth Olympics when she participates in the Asian Weightlifting Championships in Uzbekistan in March.

Diaz does not need to win nor have a podium finish in the tournament to qualify, as she currently ranks second in the world for the women's 55kg category.

The top eight athletes in the world for each of the weight classes qualify for the Olympics provided that they have participated in at least six International Weightlifting Federation-sanctioned tournaments.


  • Hot Mama
    Jan 21, 2021 09:24
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