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She opens up about the ups and downs of her 9-year Olympic journey
Hidilyn Diaz has left an indelible mark in Philippine history as the first-ever gold medalist in the Olympics. Apart from that, she also set the current Olympic record in the women's 55-kilogram division, lifting 127kg in her clean-and-jerk event, for a total
Congratulations, Hidilyn and Julius!
Wedding bells will soon be ringing for the country's first-ever Olympic gold medalist! Hidilyn Diaz announces on Instagram her engagement to her coach-boyfriend Julius Naranjo. They were surrounded by celebrity couples Marco Alcaraz and Precious Lara Quigaman, and Iza Calzado and Ben Wintle. A
These are just some of the names to note.
Eumir Marcial’s first Olympic stint is at the Tokyo Olympics—and he’s already in the running for a medal after advancing to the middleweight division quarter-finals on July 29. The 25-year-old boxer trained under Manny Pacquiao’s trainer Freddie Roach for Tokyo Olympics after
She wanted it, and she got it.
Whether an answered prayer or just the law of attraction, there's always something magical about people saying their wishes out loud and actually achieving it. These days similar anecdotes are being passed around with the hashtag #manifest; or in Filipino, it's what
Grab a pair before it's gone.
Margielyn Didal's Tokyo 2020 Olympic journey may be over, but we still can't get enough of the bubbly skater! Her amazing skateboarding skills, infectious smile, and positive attitude had everyone fall in love with her. Her photobombing skills are cute and funny,
It could cancel the 'kababae mong tao' thinking that has permeated our culture and more, says a gender studies professor.
In a particularly patriarchal society, we've long been conditioned into boxing things into gender roles—this is for men, this is for women. Anyone who doesn't conform to these standards is seen as outlandish.It's a way of thinking that's long seeped into sports.For
Oh, and Rajo Laurel created all of it in just two days!
“Every time a creative in our country goes out on that global platform, you must represent your country the best way you possibly can," the Filipino fashion designer and nationalist Rajo Laurel says when questioned about the creative process behind his craft to
We finally know why!
It’s a familiar sight on Olympic podiums, winning athletes biting their medals with triumphant grins plastered on their faces, while the world watches on, the act already routine to them. Though most viewers won’t question it anymore the way no one would
Now that's a perk worthy of a gold medal.
Sure, Hidilyn Diaz might be coming home to a cash prize worth over 30 million pesos after her victory at the Tokyo Olympics. She's also receiving a house and lot, and a multi-million-peso condominium in the city at that. Those are all
It was a tender moment that will make you even prouder to be Pinoy.
The Philippines had never won an Olympic gold medal before Hidilyn Diaz. On Monday, July 26, the 30-year-old weightlifter beat out China's Liao Qiuyun and Kazakhstan's Zulfiya Chinshanlo by lifting a record-breaking combined weight of 224 kilograms (493.8 pounds), closing the women's 55kg
All were well-deserved tributes to our historic Olympian.
Nothing lifts the spirit quite like an Olympic gold victory. Though the incessant rain and pandemic woes have plagued Filipinos as of late, weightlifter Hidilyn Diaz provided that much needed boost of morale when she won the top spot for the women’s
Meet the real life weightlifting fairy!
The entire country united in jubilation when weightlifter Hidilyn Diaz won the Philippines its first-ever Gold medal at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, 97 years into joining the quadrennial meet. The Filipina memorably beat out her Chinese competitor to cement herself in the history
But after her historic finish in Tokyo, the Olympic gold medalist is set to receive millions in prizes.
On July 26, weightlifter Hidilyn Diaz made history as the first Filipino to bag a gold medal at the Olympics. She bested all her competitors at the women's 55kg weightlifting competition in Tokyo, finishing strong (literally) at the final 127kg clean and jerk.That
Lee Kiefer, whose mom is from Davao, makes history as the first American to win an Olympic fencing gold.
A family from Davao is celebrating a gold medal won by the United States in fencing at the Tokyo Olympics on Sunday night.Reason?The 27-year old Kiefer, whose mother Dr. Teresa Oropilla Kiefer hails from Tagum City, beat Inna Deriglazova of Russia, 15-13,
See the boldest looks from the parade of nations!
The 32nd Olympics finally kicked off yesterday, July 23! Given the unfathomable preparation that goes behind each Olympics run, it was poignant to see it come into fruition once and for all, after the pandemic crushingly forced its postponement last year. True, this year's