Rio Olympics silver medalist Hidilyn Diaz is 2016 Sportsman of the Year
Carrying the hopes of an entire nation starved for Olympic glory on her shoulders, Hidilyn Diaz delivered a weightlifting silver medal from the Rio Games to become the Philippines' biggest sports hero of the year.

In an age where athletes' fame and influence hit new heights thanks to social media, and often let it go to their heads, you can't find a kinder, genuinely humble sports heroine than Hidilyn Diaz. A rare breed, indeed. Hidilyn Diaz is's 2016 Sportsman of the Year, and this is her inspiring story.

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