Salem Radio Network News Tuesday, September 21, 2021

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Olympics-Weightlifting-Diaz wins first Olympic gold for Philippines

TOKYO (Reuters) – Philippine’s Hidily Diaz on Monday became her country’s first gold medalist, winning the women’s 55 kg category for weightlifting at Tokyo 2020.

In her fourth Olympics, the 30-year-old lifted a combined weight of 224 kg, an Olympic record.

China’s Liao Qiuyun took silver with 223 kg and Kazakhstan’s Zulfiya Chinshanlo won bronze with 213 kg.

(Reporting by Junko Fujita and Ece Toksabay; Editing by Hugh Lawson)

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