Stronger 'Lift' of faith: Hidilyn Diaz's battle for another Olympics shot

Philippines' weighlifting bet Hidilyn Diaz vows to put a better show, still with her heart out, to take a new chance to lift the nation's name back to the grandest event in the field of Sports that is set to happen in Japan next year.

Diaz is halfway through her return to the Olympic stage as she is set to compete today, September 20, 2019, for another weightlifting event as a continuation of her fight for a spot to compete in 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

Success story is not really yet done for Diaz, who made a big bang in the previous Olympic event last 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, for ending Philippines' 20-year medal drought since known boxer-comedian Mansueto "Onyok" Velasco, in the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta. The Zamboanga-native is once again posed to exhibit a world-class performance, hoping this time to grab nation's very first medal.

Displaying an astounding victory earlier this year in April, wherein she bagged three silver medals in 2019 Asian Weightlifting Championships in Ningbo, China, Diaz got an early boost on her promised return in the Olympic stage. Diaz's victory led her to a top 5 spot in the Olympic Qualifying rankings of her representing sport, that revitalized her willpower as she bared to focus even more for the upcoming International Weightlifting Federation World Championships in Thailand, which is already in running.

Another podium finish on the said event will greatly help attain her goal to boost in the rankings in order to take an extra step closer on her much awaited comeback in the Olympics, hoping to once again make her countrymen proud by putting the nation's name along with the best in the field of weighlifting.

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