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    Olympic heroine Hidilyn Diaz's life story featured on TV drama 'Maalaala Mo Kaya'

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    Sep 22, 2016
    Hidilyn Diaz gets featured in a television drama. Jerome Ascano

    FANS get to relive the life story of Hidilyn Diaz in a television drama on Saturday.

    The Filipina Olympic silver medalist will be portrayed by young star Jane Oineza in Maalaala Mo Kaya, the ABS-CBN show announced on its social media accounts on Thursday.

    [See Showbiz far from her mind as Hidilyn Diaz's focus fixed on 2020 Tokyo Olympics]

    The Philippines is celebrating the weightlifter’s exloits and now her life, two decades after Mansueto “Onyok” Velasco was featured in a film after bagging the light flyweight silver medal in the 1996 Atlanta Olympics.

    Diaz placed second to Hsu Shu Ching of Chinese Taipei in the Rio De Janeiro Olympics, ending a 20-year medal drought for the Philippines.

    [See Weightlifter Hidilyn Diaz ends 20-year PH medal drought after bagging silver in Rio Olympics]

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    Hidilyn Diaz gets featured in a television drama. Jerome Ascano
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