Hidilyn Diaz ‘nonetheless joyful’ after fourth place at Asian Video games

Hidilyn Diaz Asian Games

Hidilyn Diaz on the nineteenth Asian Video games in Hangzhou, China.–ASIAN GAMES POOL PHOTO

HANGZHOU, China—Hidilyn Diaz-Naranjo is much from disenchanted regardless of developing quick from climbing the rostrum within the nineteenth Asian Video games on Monday.

Diaz-Naranjo, pressured to make a swap to a heavier weight in her bid in subsequent 12 months’s Paris Olympics, completed fourth within the ladies’s 59kg class after lifting a complete of 223 kilograms on the Xiaoshan Sports activities Centre Gymnasium.

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The 20-year-old lifter pulled the bar to 111kgs within the snatch and carried 133 within the clear and jerk for a complete of 246, setting a brand new world document and continental commonplace in each elite and junior divisions.

“All of them are robust, however I’m nonetheless joyful. On the finish of the day, it’s Paris 2024 that issues,” stated Diaz-Naranjo, who used the continental meet to gauge her opposition within the coming Olympics.

China’s Luo Shifang was unseated as Asian champion and settled for the silver following a 240 effort on the energy of a 107 within the snatch and 126 within the clear and jerk.

Hidilyn Diaz Asian Games Hangzhou China

Hidilyn Diaz on the nineteenth Asian Video games in Hangzhou China.–PSC-POC POOL PHOTO

Hsing Chun Kuo of Chinese language Taipei accomplished the rostrum with a 227 raise regardless of an injured left knee.

Diaz-Naranjo, the primary Filipino to win an Olympic gold medal two years in the past in Tokyo, posted 97 within the snatch and 126 within the clear and jerk, however didn’t raise 100 and 131 in these two occasions, respectively.

“To date, so good. You noticed that I tried at 100 and 131. It’s my first time attempting them and it made me understand how I’ve turn into stronger,” stated Diaz-Naranjo. “Just some extra kilos and I’ll be shifting nearer to stepping into the highest 5.”

The 32-year-old Filipino weightlifting heroine is eyeing for a fifth consecutive look within the Olympics.

Diaz-Naranjo has already completed three of the 5 tournaments essential to make it to Paris and seeks to finish the qualifying journey with a pair of world cups in Doha, Qatar this December and in Thailand in February.

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