Diaz donates weightlifting rig to AFP
Fulfilling a promise she made, Tokyo Olympics gold medalist Hidilyn Diaz-Naranjo donated equipment to the Armed Forces of the Philippines during a simple turnover ceremony last Friday at Camp Aguinaldo in Quezon City.
Diaz-Naranjo won the country’s first gold medal in the Olympics during the 2020 Tokyo Games held last year, and following that feat, she promised to give back to the local weightlifting community in hopes of encouraging young athletes to take the sport.
“It’s my way of giving back, not only in the AFP, but in weightlifting,” said Diaz, who recently tied the knot with coach Julius Naranjo, her strength and conditioning coach during the Tokyo Olympics.
“This will also help raise awareness in my sport, weightlifting,” she added.