Hidilyn Diaz might make it to the Tokyo Games later in 2021
By the time Hidilyn Diaz makes her final lift at the Asian Weightlifting Championships in Tashkent, Uzbekistan, on April 11, the 2016 Rio De Janeiro Olympics silver medalist from Zamboanga City will formally make it to the Tokyo Games later in 2021.
Though she needs to just “show up” and complete the required five-tournament rule she needs to satisfy to make the Games proper, the second-ranked lifter in the world has been readying herself mentally and physically for this final qualification meet for more than a year even while in quarantine in Malaysia.
“I just need to get my right body weight and show up in the Asian championships to qualify,’’ said the 30-year-old Asian Games gold medalist before breaking camp in Kuala Lumpur, her home since the COVID-19 health crisis began in March 2020.
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