Hidilyn Diaz, 30, won on July 26 the first-ever gold medal for the Philippines in the women’s 55 kg (121-pound) weightlifting category at the Tokyo Olympic Games.
Diaz commented that she is thankful that her name is in the Olympic record, “God is Amazing! God is Amazing!” - she exclaimed and showed the Miraculous Medal she wore around her neck.
Immediately after winning, she pointed with her finger toward heaven, expressing her gratitude towards God. On Instagram, Diaz posted a picture with the Miraculous Medal and the line, "Thank you for praying."