Hidilyn Diaz was already shedding tears of joy knowing that she had the bronze medal secured in the women’s weightlifting 53 kg. division during the last moments of competition at the Riocentro Pavillion on Sunday. But what followed next was short of surreal as a Chinese lifter bound for a gold medal finish failed on her three attempts at the clean and jerk, taking her out of the medal race, and turning Diaz’s bronze into a silver medal.
The number of athletes that will carry the Philippine flag in the Rio Olympics could snowball to as much as 15 in the event boxing delivers the heavy blows and a few others step up to the plate heading into the final days of qualification. Chief of Mission Joey Romasanta said yesterday that boxing looks […]Continue reading …