President Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos Jr. has congratulated Olympic champion Hidilyn Diaz for dominating the 2022 IWF World Weightlifting Championships in Bogota, Colombia.
Marcos hailed Diaz in a statement posted on his social media pages on Friday, Dec. 9.
"Muli na namang nagpamalas ng natatanging galing ang kauna-unahan nating Olympic gold medalist na si Hidilyn Diaz sa kanyang pagkapanalo ng mga gintong medalya sa 2022 World Weightlifting Championships (Our first-ever Olympic gold medalist Hidilyn Diaz has once again showed her unique abilities in winning gold medals in the 2022 World Weightlifting Championships)," the President said.
"Kaisa ko ang buong bansa sa pagbibigay pugay sa iyo, Hidilyn, sa patuloy mong pagsusumikap upang magsilbing inspirasyon sa maraming Pilipino, at makapag-uwi ng karangalan para sa ating bayan! (I am one with the country in honoring you, Hidilyn, in your continuous perseverance on being an inspiration to many Filipinos and giving honor to the country)," he added.
Diaz bagged three gold medals from the world championships.
The reigning Olympic champion ruled the women’s 55kg division with ease following a total lift of 207 kg.
The win bolstered Diaz's campaign to qualify for the 2024 Paris Olympics.
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