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    Rio Olympics silver medalist Hidilyn Diaz is SPIN.ph 2016 Sportsman of the Year

    Feb 5, 2017
    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 SPIN.ph's 2016 Sportsman of the Year, and this is her inspiring story.

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    To view the rest of SPIN.ph's Sports Heroes of 2016, please go to this LINK

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    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.
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