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Hidilyn Diaz decided to be a weightlifter due to this

Pinay Olympic gold medalist Hidilyn Diaz revealed in an interview the reason why she chose weightlifting over other sports.

Hidilyn recently brought pride to the Philippines for winning the first-ever gold medal for the country in the history of the sports event. With her triumph, she is set to receive a cash reward and a house and lot, aside from the nationwide recognition from fellow Pinoys who have been expressing love and support for her.

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Before she competed and won in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, Hidilyn was interviewed on GMA’s Mars Pa More where she revealed the reason behind her decision to be a weightlifter. The past interview was recalled after her recent success.

Kasi masaya. Masaya tsaka challenging ang weightlifting.Saka, (pinili ko ang) weightlifting kasi sa ibang sports (tulad ng) basketball medyo mahina ako sa mga siko-siko,” the Pinay athlete said. She added that she does not like volleyy also because of the body pain she gets and when it comes to badminton, her reaction is weak.

With this, she opted to do weightlifting. Hidilyn Diaz also recalled the struggles she had for the 2016 Olympics but that journey gave her a sweet result as she brought home the silver medal. Back then, Hidilyn was already aiming to win in the 2020 Olympics. Along with her dream, she worked hard for her training in order to achieve what she wanted.

On the other hand, her recent success in the international sports competition is much sweeter as she won the gold, the first-ever for the Philippines, and her first-ever Olympic gold medal.

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