Filipina weightlifter Hidilyn Diaz failed to qualify in the next round in the group stage of women’s 58-kilograms weightlifting event in the 2012 London Olympics.
Filipino Olympic coach Antonio Agustin reportedly stated that Diaz has a big opportunity to get in to the next level after she breaks the 96-kilogram snatch record. However, Diaz lost her concentration when her elbow brushed to her knees in the clean and jerk event, though the referee did not count it as a violation.
On her second attempt, Diaz felt dizzy and she failed to raise the barbell on her third attempt.
According to Agustin, Diaz has the skills for the 118 kilograms weight. It was said that it was the first time that the Filipina did not succeed on raising the bar during her entire competition in weightlifting.
Apparently, the coach admitted that he was disappointed on the incident in the competition but he understands.
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