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Hidilyn Diaz is latest Under Armour ambassador

/ 09:27 PM February 28, 2017

MMA fighter Aj Matthews, who is currently with Bellator, and Rio Olympics Silver Medalist for Weightlifting Hidilyn Diaz, gamely pose for photographers at the Under Armour Circuit Challenge at Robinson’s Magnolia. Diaz has been named as the latest Under Armour Ambassador. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

MMA fighter AJ Matthews, who is currently with Bellator, and Rio Olympics Silver Medalist for Weightlifting Hidilyn Diaz, gamely pose for photographers at the Under Armour Circuit Challenge at Robinson’s Magnolia. Diaz has been named as the latest Under Armour Ambassador. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

Rio Olympics silver medalist in weightlifting Hidlyn Diaz has just been named as the latest ambassador for sportswear giant Under Armour at the UA Circuit Challenge held at Robinson’s Magnolia over the weekend.

Diaz claimed the Philippines’ first Olympic medal in 20 years.

The 25-year-old Diaz graced the UA Circuit Challenge along with MMA fighter AJ Matthews.

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The UA Challenge is a two-part event with the next one taking place at Greenbelt 3 on Saturday at 1pm.

It will serve as a preliminary event to help prepare the participants of the regional fitness challenge UA ‘Test of Will,’ which is set to take place on March 25 & 26 at Glorietta Activity Center in Makati City.

UA ‘Test of Will’ is on its second year and will be held in 6 countries namely Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, Brunei and the Philippines. 

Participants in the ‘Test of Will’ will compete in a four-minute circuit consisting of Burpees, One Arm Thruster, TRX Rows and Sandbag Throw. Each competitor will be scored based on the maximum number of repetitions they can achieve within 60 seconds. The highest scoring man and woman of the national heats from each country will win an all-expense paid trip to compete in the regional finals happening in Kuala Lumpur on May 6.

The overall champion of the regional finals will take home S$2,500 cash prize or around P88,000.

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