Olympic gold medalist Hidilyn Diaz is now engaged to her boyfriend Julius Naranjo.
Hidilyn announced their engagement on social media on Saturday, October 16.
"It's YES! It was a magical moment with @imjulius," Hidilyn posted on social media, alongside the photo showing her engagement ring while also wearing her Olympic gold medal.
Hidily remarked that she is thankful to have met Julius. In her post, she recalled the sacrifices that Julius made for her so that she could achieve her dream of Olympic gold.
"I'm grateful to God that He sent Julius into my life, he made my life easy , alam ng iba kung ano mga sinasakripisyo niya para maabot namin ang pangarap na Ginto sa Olympics together with #TeamHD," she stated.
She added, "Nun laro kinilig at masaya ako kasi siya mismo nagsabi God is the center of our relationship, kaya walang duda magYeYES ako dahil swerte ako may isang Julius nagmamahal, nagintindi, at sumoporta sakin."
The weightlifting athlete also extended her gratitude to those who helped Julius with his proposal.
"Thank you sa lahat ng kasabwat ni Julius, magaling po kayo naging meaningful ang gabi dahil sa inyo," she wrote.
Celebrities and netizens congratulated the couple on their engagement.
"So happy and honored to witness this golden moment in your lives. Kilig pa rin ako for you guys! Again, congratulations @imjulius and best Wishes, @hidilyndiaz," Iza Calzado wrote.
"Aaaw congratulations @hidilyndiaz @imjulius ," Bianca Gonzalez said.
Julius is the strength and conditioning coach of Hidilyn. They have been in a relationship for more than three years now.
In an interview with ANC in July, Hidilyn shared that she was ready to get married and was just waiting for Julius to ask her the question.
“Ako gusto kong magpakasal. Gusto ko. Pero siyempre, hinihintay ko siya," Hidilyn stated.