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Celebrities congratulate Hidilyn Diaz for winning PH’s first Olympic gold

Several showbiz personalities took to social media to congratulate weightlifter Hidilyn Diaz for making history as the first Filipino to win a gold medal in the Olympics.

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Pau Benoza

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FRESH SCOOPS

07/27/2021 08:54 AM
Celebrities congratulate Hidilyn Diaz for winning PH’s first Olympic gold
Photo Credit: @jodistamaria, @garyvalenciano, @msleasalonga, @ogiealcasid, @charosantos and @missizacalzado on Instagram

Several showbiz personalities took to social media to congratulate weightlifter Hidilyn Diaz for making history as the first Filipino to win a gold medal in the Olympics.

Hidilyn, 30, bested eight other athletes, including world record holder Liao Qiuyun of China, in the women's 55kg division in weightlifting at the Tokyo Games on Monday, July 26.

This marks the second time the Zamboanga-born weightlifter secured an Olympic medal, after her silver finish in the 2016 Olympics in Brazil, ending the Philippines' 20-year drought. 


READ: Hidilyn Diaz: ‘Natuto akong mahalin ang ka-machohan ko…’

Below are the local celebrities who congratulated Hidilyn on her record-breaking victory.

Charo Santos-Concio

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

A post shared by Charo Santos (@charosantos)

 

Gary Valenciano

 

 

Ogie Alcasid

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

A post shared by Ogie Alcasid (@ogiealcasid)

 

Richard Gomez

 

 

Jodi Sta. Maria

 

 

Iza Calzado

 

 

Enchong Dee

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

A post shared by Enchong Dee (@mr_enchongdee)

 

Charlene Gonzales

 

 

Karla Estrada

 

 

Isabelle Daza

 

 

Vicki Belo

 

 

Jhong Hilario

 

 

Amy Perez

 

 

Lea Salonga

 

 

Richard Juan

 

 

Anne Curtis

 

 

Bianca Gonzalez

 

 

In 2018, Hidilyn also set a record as the first Filipino weightlifter to win gold at the Asian Games. She also placed first in the 2019 Southeast Asian Games in Manila, and won a bronze medal in the 2019 World Championships.