HANGZHOU, China—Hidilyn Diaz-Naranjo is way from upset regardless of arising quick from climbing the rostrum within the nineteenth Asian Video games on Monday.
Diaz-Naranjo, pressured to make a change 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.
North Korea’s Kim Ilgyong grabbed the gold medal after shattering all of the information accessible in each match on the planet.
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 normal in each elite and junior divisions.
“All of them are robust, however I’m nonetheless glad. 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 power of a 107 within the snatch and 126 within the clear and jerk.
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 did not raise 100 and 131 in these two occasions, respectively.
“To this point, so good. You noticed that I tried at 100 and 131. It’s my first time making an attempt them and it made me notice how I’ve turn out to be stronger,” stated Diaz-Naranjo. “Only a few extra kilos and I’ll be shifting nearer to entering 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.