OLYMPIC gold medalist Hidilyn Diaz will get a P200,000 cash incentive from Angeles Mayor Carmelo Lazatin Jr.
Lazatin said the Angeles City-based Diaz, who has a residence at the Decca Clark Resort and Residences in Barangay Margot, Angeles City, trained in one of the crossfit gyms in the city.
“Madalas po nating makasama ang Olympic champion na si Hidilyn sa mga exercises sa gym at tayo po ay nagagalak at naipanalo niya ang koponan ng Pilipinas sa pamamagitan ng isang gold medal,” Lazatin said.
The 30-year-old Diaz won the Women’s 55-kg weightlifting competition at the Tokyo Olympics beating world-record holder Liao Quiyun of China and Zulfiya Chinshanlo of Kazakhstan on Monday, July 26, 2021.
Diaz has already brought honors to the country in the past by winning silver in the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; bronze medal in the 2015 World Weightlifting Championships; and third place in the 2019 World Championships in Pattaya, Thailand.
On February 14, 2017, Diaz was awarded the “Athlete of the Year” by the Philippine Sportswriters Association.