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

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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