LOOK: La Salle campuses light up for Hidilyn Diaz

Published July 29, 2021, 1:05 PM

by Gabriela Baron

Various La Salle campuses lit up to celebrate the Philippines’ first Olympic gold medalist Hidilyn Diaz.

(Photo from DLS-CSB)

The De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde (DLS-CSB), De La Salle University, and La Salle Green Hills illuminated their campuses in honor of Diaz.

“Mabuhay ang Atletang Lasalyano at Benildyano! Mabuhay ang Pilipinas!,” CSB wrote on Facebook.

Diaz received a scholarship at CSB where she pursued a degree in Business Management in 2017.

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On Monday night, July 26, Diaz delivered the first-ever Olympic gold medal for the Philippines after ruling the women’s 55kg weightlifting event.

The 30-year-old Zamboanga native ended the country’s Olympic long medal drought with a silver medal in the 2016 Rio Olympics.

Diaz also bagged the country’s first gold medal in the 2018 Asian Games.

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