Hidilyn Diaz

Hidilyn Diaz

Hidilyn Diaz Bio

Hidilyn Diaz, the weightlifter who made history at this year’s Tokyo Olympics as the first Filipino to ever win an Olympic gold medal. She started off by studying computer science at the University of Zamboanga for three years, but after deciding the field wasn’t a good fit, she left to focus on her weight training. Clearly, this paid off, because Diaz went on to compete in several Olympic games, and she recently made history after winning the women’s 55 kg category for weightlifting at the 2020 Summer Olympics.

The athlete is now dating her coach Julius Naranjo, a filmmaker and former weightlifter who competed for Guam in the Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games.

Hidilyn Diaz is the fifth of six children of Eduardo and Emelita Diaz. Her father was a tricycle driver before becoming a farmer and a fisherman. She grew up wanting to be a banker and trying several sports, like basketball and volleyball.

Hidilyn diaz Bio
Full NameHidilyn diaz
Age 30 years
Date of BirthFebruary 20, 1991
Place of BirthZamboanga City, Philippines
Physical Stats & More
Height1.49 m (4 ft 10 1⁄2 in)
Weight53 kilograms (117 lb)
Hair Colour Black
Eye ColourBlack
Shoe size6
Event(s)–55 kg
Coached byGao Kaiwen (Weightlifting Coach)
Julius Naranjo (Weightlifting/Strength and Conditioning Coach) Catalino Diaz (First Coach)
Antonio Agustin Jr. (Former Coach)
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s)Snatch: 97 kg (2021)
Clean & Jerk: 127 kg (2021, OR)
Total: 224 kg (2021, OR)
Olympic Games
Gold medal – first place2020 Tokyo –55 kg
Silver medal – second place2016 Rio de Janeiro –53 kg
World Championships
Bronze medal – third place2015 Houston –53 kg
Bronze medal – third place2017 Anaheim –53 kg
Bronze medal – third place2019 Pattaya –55 kg
Asian Games
Gold medal – first place2018 Jakarta–Palembang –53 kg
Asian Championships
Gold medal – first place2015 Phuket –53 kg
Silver medal – second place2019 Ningbo –55 kg
Bronze medal – third place2016 Tashkent –53 kg
FatherEduardo Diaz Sr
MotherEmelita Diaz
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