Hidilyn Diaz bags first gold for Philippines in 2018 Asian Games

Hidilyn Diaz bagged the Philippines’ very first gold medal in the 18th Asian Games 2018 after ruling the Women's Weightlifting 53 kg on Tuesday evening, August 21.

Diaz, with a total lift of 207 kilograms, beat Kristina Shermetova of Turkmenistan for the gold, who had a total of 206 kilograms.

Thailand's Surodchana Khambao won the bronze with a total lift of 201 kilograms.

Fellow weightlifter Dessa delos Santos from the Philippines placed eighth among 12 entries with a total lift of 180kg.