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NEXT STOP | Hidilyn Diaz back on training for 2020 Olympics bid
December 3, 2019 , 11:43 AM

DECEMBER 3, 2019 – Filipina weightlifter Hidilyn Diaz is not letting her guard down even after snatching gold in the 30th Southeast Asian Games.

In an interview with Radyo Singko’s Boljak on Tuesday, the Olympian silver medalist said she will lift weights again tomorrow in preparation for the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo.

Diaz eyes to win gold in the premier sporting competition held every four years. Earlier in August, she received P2-million aid for her Olympics bid.

“Today rest ako, tomorrow training na ulit and ‘yung diet side na rin kasi meron akong laro, World Cup in January. Kailangan ko pang maglaro ng two more competitions… para mag-qualify ako sa Olympics,” she said.

Diaz dominated the women’s weightlifting 55kg division of the biennial meet yesterday, boosting the Philippines’ bid to become champions again since 2005 when it hosted the games.

Her SEA Games gold is the latest addition to her medal collection, which includes a silver from the 2016 Summer Olympics as well as gold from the 2018 Asian Games. Diaz also took home two bronze medals from the 2019 World Weightlifting Championships in Thailand.

READ ALSO: WORTH ITS WEIGHT IN GOLD | Hidilyn Diaz bags her first SEAG gold win

Diaz thanked Filipinos who supported her and hoped they would continue cheering for the athletes participating in the regional competition.

“Para sa akin, sobrang saya ko na naroon sila para suportahan ang laro ko. Feeling ko lahat alam na kung gaano ka-intense ang weightlifting,” she said.

The national team for weightlifting has also delivered other medals for the country.

Mary Flor Diaz, Hidilyn’s cousin, delivered a bronze finish last Sunday in the women’s 45kg class while John Fabliar Ceniza nabbed a silver in the men’s 55kg division.

As of 11:30 a.m. today, the Philippines won 74 medals consisting of 39 gold, 21 silver, and 14 bronze. (Karen Macalalad/MM)

 

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