Olympic gold medalist Hidilyn Diaz catches COVID-19 | Inquirer Sports

Olympic gold medalist Hidilyn Diaz catches COVID-19

By: - Online Sports Editor / @CFColinaINQ
/ 08:21 PM January 12, 2022
FILE–Gold medallist Philippines' Hidilyn Diaz stand on the podium for the victory ceremony of the women's 55kg weightlifting competition during the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at the Tokyo International Forum in Tokyo on July 26, 2021. (Photo by Vincenzo PINTO / AFP)

FILE–Philippines’ Hidilyn Diaz. (Photo by Vincenzo PINTO / AFP)

MANILA, Philippines–Tokyo Olympic gold-medal winning weightlifter Hidilyn Diaz has tested positive for COVID-19.

In an Instagram Story on Wednesday, Diaz revealed that she too has fallen ill with the virus amid the rapid rise in COVID-19 cases in the country since the turn of the year.

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“Kahit po ako nagpositive na po. Ingat po tayong lahat. Magpalakas at sundin lahat ng health protocols,” she captioned her post along with a screenshot of the COVID-19 test result.

(I’ve tested positive too. Let’s all take care. Let’s strengthen [our health] and follow all health protocols.)

The 30-year-old Diaz acquired her COVID-19 booster shot on January 4 in Quezon City. She encouraged everyone to get vaccinated and boosted.

The country’s first gold medalist in the Summer Games recently declared her intention of going for her fifth Olympic stint in Paris 2024.

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