Hidilyn Diaz trains in her makeshift backyard gym in Malaysia, as she prepares for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics. Photo: Handout Hidilyn Diaz trains in her makeshift backyard gym in Malaysia, as she prepares for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics. Photo: Handout
Hidilyn Diaz trains in her makeshift backyard gym in Malaysia, as she prepares for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics. Photo: Handout

Tokyo Olympics: inside the Malaysian ‘kampong’ house where Philippines’ Hidilyn Diaz prepared for historic gold

  • Philippines’ first-ever gold medallist stayed for almost a year in a house in rural Jasin, where a makeshift gym was built for her in the backyard
  • Ahmad Janius, who arranged the house for Diaz, says Filipino was a role model and inspiration to his kids during her stay in his village

Topic |   Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games
Hidilyn Diaz trains in her makeshift backyard gym in Malaysia, as she prepares for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics. Photo: Handout Hidilyn Diaz trains in her makeshift backyard gym in Malaysia, as she prepares for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics. Photo: Handout
Hidilyn Diaz trains in her makeshift backyard gym in Malaysia, as she prepares for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics. Photo: Handout
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