HIDILYN DIAZ wins the Silver Medal for the Philippines in the Women’s 53kg Group A Weightlifting competition at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games!

Ending a 20-year Olympic Medal drought, Diaz will be bringing home the country’s first medal since the 1996 Summer Olympic games in Atlanta USA, it was boxer Onyok Velasco who brought home that honor that time.

The 25 year-old Filipino Olympian finished with a score of 200kg last Monday.


Coming up together with Hidilyn Diaz on the podium was Gold medalist Shu-Ching Hsu of Chinese Taipei and Jin Hee Yoon of Korea.

Diaz’s win is also the Philippine’s first non-boxing Olympic medal since 1936.


  • Diaz competed at the Southeast Asian Games, Asian Championship and World Championship games winning three Bronze Medals, Two Silver Medals and One Gold.
  • She is the first female weightlifter to compete for the Philippines in the Olympics, and the second weightlifter overall.


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  1. Hi Sir Rain! I am Airah, a Social Media Specialist at Carbon Digital Inc. I would like to ask permission to use the photo of Hidilyn Diaz in this article for Nature’s Spring Water’s facebook page, which is one of the accounts I am handling. I do hope to hear from you very soon. Thank you so much!

    1. Hi Ms Airah, I am not the owner of this photo but I think you can use this on your page since there’s a lot of similar photos in circulation on the internet and there’s no way knowing who the real owners were – just credit it to the owner/s – CTTO 🙂