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Weightlifter Diaz gets TOYM award for 2017

By: - Reporter / @junavINQ
/ 05:20 AM December 28, 2017

Hidilyn Diaz, a silver medalist in the 2016 Rio Olympics.

Weightlifting celebrity Hidilyn Diaz reached another milestone to cap a year brimming with achievements.

Diaz, who clinched a silver medal in the 2016 Rio De Janeiro Olympics, was picked as one of the awardees in the prestigious The Outstanding Young Men (TOYM) of the Philippines for 2017.

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“It’s (TOYM award) something that I would treasure for the rest of my life,” said Diaz. “Thank you TOYM for recognizing what I have done for our country.”

Competing in the women’s -53kg division, she earlier brought home a silver medal from the 2017 Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games in Ashgabat, Turkmenistan.

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Zamboanga City’s sports heroine also got a silver and a bronze medal in the 2017 International Weightlifting Federation last month in Anaheim, California.

“We can make changes in our own field just like me. I proved that I can make it,” said Diaz.

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