Published: Wednesday 22 August, 2018

WATCH Hidilyn Diaz Wins Gold & Takes Home P6 Million for Asian Games Victory!

Hidilyn Dian gold medal

Hidilyn Diaz poses for photos after her gold medal win. (ESPN 5/YouTube)

Weightlifter Hidilyn Diaz delivered the first gold medal for the Philippines in the 2018 Asian Games. Hidilyn, under pressure to win the gold medal, did not disappoint Filipino fans and for that, she will pocket P6 million!

For every gold medal in Asian Games 2018, an incentive of P6 million awaits, and Hidilyn Diaz is its first recipient! 

“I am grateful to God that I won the gold medal that all of us Filipinos dream of,” Diaz was quoted after her victory. “This proves the Olympic gold medal is possible.”

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Hidilyn won a silver medal in the 2016 Rio Olympics.

The gold medal was a morale boost for the Philippine team, which has seen mixed fortunes in Jakarta since the opening of the 2018 Asiad on Sunday. Though several Pinoys athletes have won bronze medals, a gold medal was still elusive.

That was until Hidilyn lifted a total of 207 kgs for a narrow victory over Turkmenistan’s Kristina Shermetova, who had a 206 total.

Hopefully, Hidilyn’s gold medal will inspire other Filipino athletes in Indonesia to win their own golds, and P6 million!

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