HIDILYN Diaz turned to social media to thank all her well-wishers, hours after her defeat on Monday night in the women’s 58kg category in weightlifting at the London Olympics.
“Thank you sa lahat nasupporta sakin kahit natalo na ako at kahit nazero ako nandyan Parin kayo!! Thank u Talaga guys!!,” Diaz posted on her Facebook account.
The 21-year-old Diaz also sent messages of gratitude to several people on her Twitter account @haidie20.
Diaz failed in her attempt to lift 118kg in the clean and jerk three times after successfully lifting 97kg in the snatch. She cried after the failed attempt.
Still, Diaz received an outpouring of support from well-wishers through social media and the words “Hidilyn Diaz” were one of the trending topics worldwide while the competition was going on.
One of her well-wishers was cager Chris Tiu who tweeted: “So proud of Hidilyn Diaz! Watching her represent the PHL in the London Olympics makes me proud already! Great effort! Head up!!”