Philippines First Gold

Filipino weightlifter, Hidilyn Diaz, made history as the first filipino to win a gold medal at the Olympics.

I couldn’t help but feel emotional watching her win. The Philippines is not a rich country by any means. The Filipino government didn’t bother to sponsor her either, she had to raise money on her own. I can only imagine the pain, the sacrifice, and the work it took to stand on top of that podium.

Especially when there is no precedent - no filipino athlete has won a gold medal - being the first breaks the ceiling open and inspires the next generation of filipinos to chase their dreams.

July 28, 2021

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