Congratulations to Hidilyn Diaz


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The Philippines broke the 20-year medal drought in the Olympics through weightlifter Hidilyn Diaz who won the silver medal in the 53kg women’s weightlifting class. Hidilyn is a soldier from the Philippine Air Force. The last time that the Philippines got a medal was in the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta from boxer Mansueto “Onyok” Velasco who also won a silver medal.
Congratulations to Hidilyn and good luck to the other Filipino athletes competing in the Rio Olympics.