The House of Representatives late Wednesday commended Olympic gold medalist Hidilyn Diaz in a resolution honoring her latest gold medal performance at the 2022 World Weightlifting Championships at Gran Carpa Americas Corferias in Colombia. House Resolution 647 was passed at the plenary plenary commending Diaz for winning three gold medals in the women’s category on 7 December when she completed the 93 kg and 114 kg lifts with total lift is 207 kg. HR 647 stated, “The historic win of three gold medals at the 2022 World Weightlifting Championships is the latest addition to the Filipino athlete’s remarkable achievement as the first Filipino in the world. first to win the crown at the World Championship.” It says that Diaz’s latest victories, along with her Southeast Asian Games gold medal in Vietnam, will “serve as a driving force for the Filipino Olympic athlete as she kicks off her endeavors.” won another gold medal in the women’s 59 kg weightlifting event at the 2024 Olympics.” Diaz’s victory qualified her for the 2024 Paris Olympics. —JEANNETTE I. ANDRADE
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