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
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

Topic |   Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games
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
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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