Weightlifting lass delivers another gold for PH, and it's not Hidilyn Diaz | Inquirer Sports

Weightlifting lass delivers another gold for PH, and it’s not Hidilyn Diaz

By: - Reporter / @MarkGiongcoINQ
/ 03:02 PM December 04, 2019

Weightlifting medalist Kristel Macrohon. Photo from 2019 SEA Games Facebook

MANILA, Philippines—Filipino weightlifters continued to deliver the goods in the 30th Southeast Asian Games.

Kristel Macrohon became the latest Filipino to have her shining moment after bagging the gold medal in the women’s 71-kilogram class on Wednesday at Ninoy Aquino Stadium.


Macrohon had a total lift of 216-kgs after clearing 93kgs in the snatch and 123kgs in the clean and jerk.


Hidilyn Diaz, the 2016 Olympic heroine for the Philippines in the Rio de Janeiro Games, scooped up the first gold for the Filipinos in the sport on Monday by routing the 55-kg field with a lift of 211-kgs., which is just five kilograms less than the winning effort of Macrohon.

The Philippines now has two gold, three silver and two bronze medals in weightlifting alone.

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