Hidilyn Diaz-Naranjo has decided to increase the weight division for the 2024 Paris Olympics and has had a glimpse of what potential medalists, Luo Xiaomin of China and Yenny Alvarez of Colombia, will look like. .
The Filipino heroine then humorously declared her optimism in overcoming the challenge.
Diaz-Naranjo’s possible swan song could reach glitzy Paris, France, in less than two years, where she will climb to the 59 kg category after the 55 kg class she dominated in Tokyo, Japan, because Luo was scratched because of the Next Game.
“I watched the competition in the 59 kg class, and from what I saw, I thought I could do it,” said Diaz-Naranjo, arriving from the recent International Weightlifting Federation World Championships in Bogota. , Colombia, where she broke her physical drought. events with gold medals in the recoil, jerk and 55 kg overall.
“There will be no days off for me and my team. I will immediately return to the gym and on December 23 to Jalajala, Rizal, to train with the kids at HD academy,” said Diaz-Naranjo.
The World gold medal is the only thing missing from the collection of Diaz-Naranjo, who has also won the Asian Games, Asian Championships and Southeast Asian Games.
“It’s going to be difficult, but I’ve got my mind set on that,” said Diaz-Naranjo, with the goal of qualifying for the sixth consecutive Olympics in the French capital. less than two years from now.
Diaz-Naranjo easily dominated her class in Bogota after lifting 93 kg in the recoil and 114 kg in the jerk for a total of 207 kg.
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