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    Dream come true for Hidilyn Diaz as Olympic silver medalist opens weightlifting gym in Zamboanga

    Oct 11, 2017
    Hidilyn Diaz takes pride as she entertained guests in the opening of her weightlifting gym in Zamboanga. Photo from Hidilyn Diaz's Instagram account

    HIDILYN Diaz saw her dream finally become reality as the 2016 Rio Olympics silver medalist opener her weightlifting gym in Zamboanga City over the weekend.

    Diaz said the gym, where she used the bulk of the P5 million she received as incentives for her Olympic silver medal win,  was inaugurated on Sunday.

    "Doon ko maaalala 'yung Olympics kasi halos lahat ng pera ko (incentives in the Olympics) andoon," said Diaz in an interview with reporters during the Philippine Sports Commission-Philippine Olympic Committee Media Group forum on Wednesday.

    While the gym can be used by fitness enthusiasts, Diaz said she will also use the 100 square-meter property to train kids who are aspiring weightlifters.

    "May mga equipment na 'yung gym for functional movement," said Diaz, who also got support from the private sector in the construction of the gym

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    Hidilyn Diaz takes pride as she entertained guests in the opening of her weightlifting gym in Zamboanga. Photo from Hidilyn Diaz's Instagram account
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