Wednesday, July 28, 2021

Olympian Lifts Up Our Lady’s Miraculous Medal After Winning Gold Medal for the Philippines


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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. 

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