Hidilyn Diaz honored with a star at the Eastwood City Walk of Fame

Photo from Hidilyn Diaz's Instagram

Olympic gold medalist and world champion Hidilyn Diaz-Naranjo was given a star at the Eastwood City Walk of Fame in Quezon City Wednesday night, Jan. 18, to honor her achievements in the field of weightlifting.

Diaz shared the momentous moment on her social media, saying that it was an unexpected recognition.

"Di ko inakala nandito pangalan ko sa star na ito sa Walk of Fame dito sa Eastwood," wrote Diaz.

Diaz also thanked her husband and coach, Julius Naranjo and the glamour team behind her in helping her prepare for the ceremony.

Hidilyn with husband Julius Naranjo

She, however, said her success wasn't hers alone.

"Sa lahat ng award at fame na ito, ang glory parin ay para kay God at sa bansa," Diaz wrote.

Diaz became the most successful athlete in this generation after winning the country's first Olympic gold medal at the 2020 Tokyo Games.

Last December, she added another accolade under her name when she won three gold medals at the world championships in Bogota, Colombia.