by Jacqueline Burkepile - Jul 26, 2021
Congratulations to this talented Olympian! 👏 👏
Olympian Hidilyn Diaz won the first-ever gold medal for the Philippines on July 26, 2021 in the women’s 55 kg (121-pound) weightlifting category for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. The Philippines have competed in the Olympics for the last 97 years.
The 30-year-old broke a world record after lifting a combined weight of 493.8 pounds!
” I cannot believe my name is in the Olympic record. So I’m really thankful,” Diaz said. “God is Amazing! God is Amazing!”
After winning, the four-time Olympian praised God and lifted up the Miraculous Medal she wore around her neck.