Philippine Olympic gold medallist Hidilyn Diaz waves to photographers as she arrives home in Manila on Wednesday. Photo: AFP Philippine Olympic gold medallist Hidilyn Diaz waves to photographers as she arrives home in Manila on Wednesday. Photo: AFP
Philippine Olympic gold medallist Hidilyn Diaz waves to photographers as she arrives home in Manila on Wednesday. Photo: AFP

China theme runs through Philippine weightlifter Hidilyn Diaz’s Olympic gold medal

  • Diaz has made her stance on the South China Sea clear, saying ‘what’s ours is ours’, and defended wearing a T-shirt stating ‘West Philippine Sea’
  • She thanked her Chinese coach, Gao Kaiwen, while the Chinese embassy in Manila praised her victory

Topic |   Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games
Philippine Olympic gold medallist Hidilyn Diaz waves to photographers as she arrives home in Manila on Wednesday. Photo: AFP Philippine Olympic gold medallist Hidilyn Diaz waves to photographers as she arrives home in Manila on Wednesday. Photo: AFP
Philippine Olympic gold medallist Hidilyn Diaz waves to photographers as she arrives home in Manila on Wednesday. Photo: AFP
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