Hidilyn shares blessings to typhoon-affected weightlifters in Cebu

12/31/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines—Olympic weightlifting gold medalist Hidilyn Diaz showed her softer side when she flew to Cebu City to bring relief goods to members of the Samahang Weightlifting ng Pilipinas (SWP) who were affected by the onslaught…

The ups and downs of sports in 2021

Dale Rosal 12/31/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines—From the Philippines’ first Olympic gold medal to an end of a boxing icon’s legendary career, the country’s sports scene in 2021 was like a roller coaster ride. And all of these happened still amid…

No follow up to Olympic gold as Hidilyn Diaz backs out of worlds

Marc Anthony Reyes - Reporter 11/11/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines –Not prepared enough and knowing that she doesn’t stand a chance, Tokyo Olympics gold medalist Hidilyn Diaz has withdrawn from the World Weightlifting Championship slated next month in Tashkent, Uzbekistan, leaving the Philippines without…

Hidilyn Diaz ‘humbled’ by HD Halloween costumes

Immae Lachica 11/03/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines– If you were the first athlete to bring home an Olympic gold medal for the country, expect that a lot of people want to be like you. Or dress as you for Halloween. This…

Anne Curtis shares adorable photos of Dahlia as little weightlifter

Micah Sophia C. Marcellones 10/31/2021

CEBU, Philipinnes — Celebrity mom Anne Curtis shares adorable photos of her daughter, Dahlia Amélie, who posed like Olympic gold medalist Hidilyn Diaz. In the photo, Dahlia was dressed up with a blue weightlifter suit with the…

Hidilyn Diaz celebrates another golden moment–her engagement

Glendale G. Rosal and Immae Lachica 10/16/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The country’s first Olympic gold medalist Hidilyn Diaz gets engaged with her strength and conditioning trainer Julius Naranjo, a few days after Philippine Olympic Committee (POC) President Rep. Abraham “Bambol” Tolentino started convincing…

Weightlifting coach Solis asks PSC for additional support for Cebuano lifters

Glendale G. Rosal 10/06/2021

  CEBU CITY, Philippines — Olympic weightlifting coach Ramon Solis is asking for additional support from the Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) to help them in their preparation for the upcoming World Weightlifting Championships slated from December 7…

Diaz, 4 Cebuano lifters to vie in Tashkent world championships

Glendale G. Rosal 09/28/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Samahang Weightlifting ng Pilipinas (SWP) will compete in the 2021 World Weightlifting Championships from December 7 to 17 with a solid line-up including four Cebuano lifters and Tokyo Olympics gold medalist Hidilyn…

4 Filipino Olympic medalists featured in latest PH stamps

Micah Sophia C. Marcellones 09/18/2021

GINATILAN, CEBU — The Philippine Postal Corporation (PHLPost) on Saturday, September 18, 2021, has launched its latest set of stamps honoring four Filipinos athletes who made the country proud during the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. The featured…

Hidilyn Diaz featured as cover girl for local lifestyle magazine

Micah Sophia C. Marcellones 09/09/2021

GINATILAN, CEBU –Hidilyn Diaz makes it to the 20th anniversary cover of Tatler Philippines.  In an Instagram post, the Olympic gold medalist shared a photo of herself looking confidently beautiful and strong while holding the gold medal…

LOOK: Tokyo Olympics heroes get Medals of Excellence 

09/07/2021

Filipino athletes who were medalists in the recent Tokyo Olympics were honored by the Philippine Senate on Tuesday, September 7, 2021. Tokyo Olympics gold medalist Hidilyn Diaz, silver medalists Carlo Paalam and Nesthy Petecio, and bronze medalist Eumir…

PSC renames sports facilities to honor Diaz, other Filipino sports heroes

Glendale G. Rosal 08/26/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — To honor the Filipino sports heroes who won medals in the recent Tokyo Summer Olympics and in previous Olympics, the Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) will start renaming selected sports facilities after them.  One…

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