LONDON -- Hidilyn Diaz bombed out of the 2012 Olympics, thrice failing in the clean and jerk on Monday at ExCel London.
The 21-year-old lifter from Zamboanga could not complete the lift at 118 kilograms and was the only lifter not to register a total score in Group B of the women’s 58-kilogram division.
Diaz looked fine after a successful 97-kg lift on her third attempt in the snatch. She successfully lifted 90 kg on her first try and failed at 97 in the second.
Maria Alexandra Guerrero Escobar of Ecuador lifted 103 in the snatch and 123 in the clean and jerk for a 226 total to top the field of eight in Group B.
Zoe Smith, an 18-year-old home bet, lifted 90 and 121 for 211 and Christin Ulrich of Germany had a total of 207 (93-114).