Powerlifting Pinays compete at the weightlifting world championships

It has begun: the International Weightlifting Federation World Championships kicked off with its opening ceremony, but before showtime the Philippine team was getting pumped up.

While Rio silver medalist Hidilyn Diaz and 21-year-old Kristel Macrohon are excited to compete, Diaz has one more request.

“Kailangan ko ang prayers nila kasi mahirap talaga journey ng is ang atleta nag lalaro at nag dadrop ng weight. Then siempre yung pressure representing our country iba din kasi. Minsan naka doubt but bigyan din ng power ni God to represent or country,” said Diaz.

Diaz lifts on Thursday afternoon in the 53-kilo division, while Macrohon, who was originally scheduled to compete on Saturday, will instead take the platform on Friday for the 69-kilo division.

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