- Filipino celebrities like Anne Curtis, Lea Salonga and Pia Wurtzbach, were quick to congratulate Hidilyn Diaz after she won a silver medal in the Olympics for weightlifting
- The celebrities were just so proud of Diaz’s win, having ended the 20-year Olympic drought of the country
- Aside from celebrities, many Filipinos congratulated the first Filipina to win an Olympic medal
Hidilyn Diaz made Filipinos proud, including a number of celebrities, after she gave the country its first Olympic medal, a distinction that had been so elusive for the past 20 years! Famous celebrities were quick to post their congratulations on social media right after Hidilyn bagged the Olympic silver medal for the 53-kg women’s weightlifting competition.
Internationally renowned artist Lea Salonga, who has starred in Broadway and have made several appearances in the international scene, quickly sent a congratulatory message to Hidilyn.
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In her Instagram post, Salonga described Hidilyn’s achievement as unbelievable. She exclaimed “There it is!” as the scores of the Olympians were showed on screen, with the Philippine flag visibly coming in second after Chinese Taipei’s .
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Miss Universe, Pia Wurtzbach was also proud of her fellow Filipina. Miss Universe 2015 Pia Wurtzbach is proud of her fellow Mindanaoan. In her post, she gave emphasis on how Diaz snagged the silver medal after 20-years of athletes coming home empty-handed, and also the fact that Diaz was the first Philippine woman to win an Olympic medal. Women empowerment!!!
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Knowing the years of preparation that the Olympic athletes went through before reaching the 2016 Rio Olympics, International Olympic Committee representative to the Philippines, Mikee Cojuangco, took the time to congratulate Hidilyn Diaz. She even took a picture of her and the Olympian.
Of course, Anne Curtis, likewise tweeted the good news to her millions of followers. For Anne, it was “Awesome news!”
It wasn’t only Philippine celebrities who congratulated Diaz. Social media platforms were immediately flooded after her historic win! Way to go Philippines! – SD, Kami Media