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Hidilyn Diaz’ advice to future weightlifters: ‘Dream high'

Hidilyn Diaz would want Angel Locsin to portray her in a movie

BY CRISTINA MALONZO-BALANE

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8/24/2016 9:15 AM
Hidilyn Diaz’ advice to future weightlifters: ‘Dream high'


082416-hidilyn_main.jpgOn Tonight with Boy Abunda, Rio 2016 Olympics’ Silver Medalist in the women’s 53-kg weight division Hidilyn Diaz shared how she’s dealing with fame.

Parating sinasabi sa akin na itong material na bagay, ay hindi madalas. Sinasabi ko naman na si God nagla-last. Sinasabi ko na kailangan kong maging humble. Itong money hindi nagdedescribe [sa akin].”

She added, “Every morning nagpa-pray ako at kung wala akong ginagawa, nagpa-pray ako. Siguro ito yung journey ko with God simula noong 2013 – may mga ups and downs tapos si God yung naging best friend ko noong mga time na kailangan na kailangan ko siya.”

When asked if she believes in luck, she mused, “mas naniniwala ako na kung ginawa niyo yung best [niyo], siguro si God yung gagawa ng rest. Pero talagang kailangangan mo din kasing gawin yung part mo bago sa yo ibibigay yung swerte or kung ano yung para sa yo.”

On a more intimate note, Hidilyn shared, “ngayon po kasi single ako – nasawi na ako. So ngayon po, choosy ako, namimili ako ng tao – kung sinong mamahalin.”

She also mentioned that she’s always asked, “kung tomboy ba ako.” Boy then inquired, “do you get offended? So are you a lesbian?” She replied, “hindi po. No.”

Her advice to kids hoping to be weightlifters is to, “dream high, kasi doon tayo nagkakaroon ng drive sa buhay. Then kung andyan na, along the way, may mga trials kasi - never give up!”

Hidilyn is looking forward to the next summer Olympics, “gusto kong ipagpatuloy yung Tokyo 2020. Tapos pagsabayin ang pag-aaral ko.”

During the segment Fast Talk, Heidi shared that if there was a movie to be made of her she would want the title to be, “Ginto,” when asked who she would want to portray her, she answered, “Angel Locsin.” Also she was asked, “sapat ba ang supporta ng pamahalaan sa mga atleta?” Heidi replied, “sa ngayon, oo.”