Palace lauds Hidilyn Diaz for giving PH ‘pride, glory’ in Olympic victory
MANILA, Philippines — Malacañang on Monday lauded Hidilyn Diaz for bringing “pride and glory” to the Philippines after bagging the country’s first Olympic gold medal.
Diaz conquered the women’s 55 kilograms weightlifting competition at the Tokyo Olympics, beating China’s Liao Quiyun who finished with the silver medal and Kazakhstan’s Zulfiya Chinshanlo who claimed the bronze.
“The Palace congratulates Hidilyn Diaz for bringing pride and glory to the Philippines for winning the country’s first-ever Olympic gold medal (weightlifting women’s 55kg),” presidential spokesperson Harry Roque said in a statement.
“Congratulations, Hidilyn. The entire Filipino nation is proud of you. Laban, Pilipinas!” he added.
In a separate Facebook post, Roque also wrote: “I heard you say, ‘Mabuhay ang Pilipinas’ – but I know I share everyone’s pride when I say, ‘Mabuhay ka, Hidilyn!’”
Congratulations, Ms. Hidilyn Diaz, for the Philippines’ first Olympic gold! I heard you say, “Mabuhay ang Pilipinas” – but I know I share everyone’s pride when I say, “Mabuhay ka, Hidilyn!”
Carrying the weight of a country long seeking for Olympic glory, Hidilyn Diaz finally ended the seemingly interminable quest Monday night.Diaz, in her fourth straight Olympics, delivered the Philippines’ breakthrough gold medal after conquering the women’s 55 kilograms weightlifting competition at the Tokyo Olympics.Follow Inquirer Sports' coverage of #Tokyo2020 inq.news/Tokyo2020READ: https://sports.inquirer.net/430487/hidilyn-diaz-wins-weightlifting-gold-in-tokyo-olympics
Posted by Inquirer Sports on Monday, July 26, 2021
Subscribe to INQUIRER PLUS to get access to The Philippine Daily Inquirer & other 70+ titles, share up to 5 gadgets, listen to the news, download as early as 4am & share articles on social media. Call 896 6000.