Philippine weightlifter Hidilyn Diaz said she had to overcome ‘so many adversities’ before winning gold at the Tokyo Olympics. Photo: Reuters
Philippine weightlifter Hidilyn Diaz said she had to overcome ‘so many adversities’ before winning gold at the Tokyo Olympics. Photo: Reuters

Hidilyn Diaz is the Philippines’ Olympic hero, two years after being accused of plotting against Duterte

  • The weightlifter won the country’s first gold Olympic medal and has attributed her success particularly to her Chinese coach Gao Kaiwen
  • Two years ago, she was named in the ‘matrix’ diagram of plotters released by former presidential spokesman Salvador Panelo, who has rejected criticism over it

Philippine weightlifter Hidilyn Diaz said she had to overcome ‘so many adversities’ before winning gold at the Tokyo Olympics. Photo: Reuters
Philippine weightlifter Hidilyn Diaz said she had to overcome ‘so many adversities’ before winning gold at the Tokyo Olympics. Photo: Reuters
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