Gold medallist Hidilyn Diaz of the Philippines salutes on the podium at the Tokyo Olympics, after winning the country’s first gold medal. Photo: Reuters Gold medallist Hidilyn Diaz of the Philippines salutes on the podium at the Tokyo Olympics, after winning the country’s first gold medal. Photo: Reuters
Gold medallist Hidilyn Diaz of the Philippines salutes on the podium at the Tokyo Olympics, after winning the country’s first gold medal. Photo: Reuters

Tokyo Olympics: how the Philippines won multiple medals for the first time

  • The Philippines is celebrating after Hidilyn Diaz won the country’s first Olympic gold medal, while boxers also won two silvers and a bronze
  • Athletes credit divine intervention and better training, but a coach said achieving an ‘elite level’ requires hard work, more money and more support

Topic |   Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games
Gold medallist Hidilyn Diaz of the Philippines salutes on the podium at the Tokyo Olympics, after winning the country’s first gold medal. Photo: Reuters Gold medallist Hidilyn Diaz of the Philippines salutes on the podium at the Tokyo Olympics, after winning the country’s first gold medal. Photo: Reuters
Gold medallist Hidilyn Diaz of the Philippines salutes on the podium at the Tokyo Olympics, after winning the country’s first gold medal. Photo: Reuters
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