January 18

Diaz plans move to higher weight division

first_imgGov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taal “Her quest for the gold in the 2020 Olympics can be real and we are committed to support her all the way,” Ramirez said.Next stop for Diaz is the world championships in Turkmenistan in November when she goes from -53 kilogram, which won her gold in the ongoing Asian Games in Indonesia, to -55 kg.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’Diaz, who rose to fame with her silver medal in the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics, could face stronger opponents in the -55 kg, but pointed out that competing in that weight class would be less exhausting.“I can see that Hidilyn was ready for it (Asian Games gold medal). Once again, she proved herself worthy,” Ramirez said. MOST READ Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ If there’s one Filipino who can finally grab a gold medal in the Olympics, Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) Chair Butch Ramirez believes weightlifting heroine Hidilyn Diaz has the biggest chance.ADVERTISEMENT Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs Peza offers relief to ecozone firms Diaz has repeated time and again that she would retire after the Tokyo Olympics.The famed lifter from Zamboanga City began pulling up steel when she was 14. After three Olympic Games that began in 2008 in Beijing, Diaz will be 29 in her fourth Olympic tour of duty two years from now.Ramirez said Diaz’s feat inspired national athletes, whom the PSC will provide all-out support for them to qualify for the Tokyo Games.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Dutchman leads by 2 shots Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more