Hidilyn Diaz captures first SEA Games gold in weightlifting

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The champion weightlifter adds another gold to her growing collection of accolades.

(CNN Philippines, December 2) — As expected, Hidilyn Diaz won the gold medal in the 55-kg. weightlifting competition in th 30th Southeast Asian Games.

Diaz garnered an accumulated score of 211 points from the snatch and clean & jerk to best four other competitors Monday at the World Trade Center in Pasay City.

This is her first gold in the regional sports meet.

Vietnam’s Nguyen Thi Thuy finished in second place with a total score of 197 points, while Indonesia’s Juliana Klarisa tallied 175 points for third spot.