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It’s a YES!: Hidilyn Diaz gets engaged to fiance’ – coach

/ 11:41 AM October 16, 2021
Olympic gold medalist Hidilyn Diaz with her boyfriend and strength and conditioning coach Julius Naranjo. Image from Facebook / Philippine Airlines

Tokyo Olympics gold medalist Hidilyn Diaz with her boyfriend and strength and conditioning coach Julius Naranjo (Image from Facebook / Philippine Airlines)

MANILA, Philippines — “It’s a YES!”

The Philippines’ first-ever Olympic Games gold medalist, weightlifter Hidilyn Diaz on Saturday announced that she is now engaged to her coach-boyfriend Julius Naranjo.

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“It was a magical moment with [Julius]. I’m grateful to God that He sent Julius into my life, he make my life easy,” Diaz captioned on an Instagram photo where she posed with her Tokyo Olympics gold medal and a ring.

“[A]lam ng iba kung ano mga sinasakripisyo niya para maabot namin ang pangarap na Ginto sa Olympics together with #TeamHD, nun laro kinilig at masaya ako kasi siya mismo nagsabi God is the center of our relationship, kaya walang duda magYeYES ako dahil swerte ako may isang Julius nagmamahal, nagintindi , at sumoporta sakin,” she added.

(People know what he sacrificed for us to achieve our dream of Olympic gold, together with Team HD. During the games, I was happy because he said that God is the center of our relationship. No doubt, I will say yes because I’m lucky to have a loving, understanding, and supportive Julius.)

Philippines' Hidilyn Diaz (C) reacts after placing first in the women's 55kg weightlifting competition during the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at the Tokyo International Forum in Tokyo on July 26, 2021.

Philippines’ Hidilyn Diaz (C) reacts after placing first in the women’s 55kg weightlifting competition during the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at the Tokyo International Forum in Tokyo on July 26, 2021. (AFP)

The photo, showing her gold ring, was taken at Sheraton Hotel where the engagement happened.

In July, Diaz said that she is ready for marriage and is just waiting for Naranjo to pop the question.

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