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    Hidilyn Diaz rues state of PH facilities: 'Nagtataka pa ba tayo bakit wala pa tayong gold?'

    by the web
    Jan 11, 2018
    According to a coach Hidilyn Diaz didn't name, the weightlifting gym at the Rizal Memorial Sports Complex has not seen changes or improvements since 1990 until now. Photo from Diaz's Twitter account

    HIDILYN Diaz let out her frustration over the sad state of Philippine weightlifting, particularly the gym where she trains at the Rizal Memorial Sports Complex.

    In a tweet on Wednesday night, Diaz shared her sentiments as she took a photo of the weightlifting gym and lamented the fact that the said facility, according to a coach she did not name, has not seen changes or improvements in decades.

    “Nagtataka pa ba tayo bakit hanggang ngayon wala pa tayong gold medal sa Olympics? Sabi ni coach, 1990 pagpunta niya dito sa Manila ganito na ang gym. Hanggang ngayon ganito pa rin,” wrote Diaz on her Twitter account @diaz_hidilyn.

    The tweet generated nearly 700 retweets and 2,500 likes as of posting time.

    Diaz, who is seeking for a gold medal in the 2020 Olympics, recently won a bronze in the total and silver in the 2017 World Championship in Anaheim, California.

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    According to a coach Hidilyn Diaz didn't name, the weightlifting gym at the Rizal Memorial Sports Complex has not seen changes or improvements since 1990 until now. Photo from Diaz's Twitter account
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