Weightlifter Hidilyn Diaz is indeed one amazing woman who brought pride and honor to our country. Back in 2016, she won a Silver Medal in the Rio Summer Olympics, the first ever Filipina medalist who ended the Philippines’ 20-year Olympic medal drought. Hidilyn also won the first Gold Medal for our beloved country in the 2018 Jakarta Palembang Asian Games. And just recently, she again bagged a Gold Medal in the 2019 Southeast Asian Games by lifting a total of 211kg in the clean-and-jerk and snatch women’s weightlifting competition.
With all her achievements, Hidilyn is indeed an inspiration. Aside from being a victorious weightlifter, she is also triumphant in finding the love of her life. His name is fellow weightlifter and Dubai-based videographer Julius Irvin Naranjo.
Last September 2018 in Magandang Buhay, Hidilyn shared how blissful and blessed she is in the arms of her loving boyfriend. Being an Olympic medalist and a world-class athlete, she openly admitted that she doesn’t give that much quality time to Julius due to her prior duties in training for international competitions. As such, she is thankful that Julius always understands her.
Hidilyn also shared with the MB momshies Karla, Melai and Jolina, how she met Julius and this, she said, was when she was at her lowest point.
WATCH: Hidilyn, winner din sa love life
Recently, Hidilyn went back to Magandang Buhay with her dear Julius, who reminisced how he started to fall in love with Hidilyn. “I think it was maybe the second time I visited her last year,” said Julius.
On the same interview, they also talked about how Julius coaches Hidilyn when it comes to strength and conditioning and how the two of them are planning to have their own family soon after Hidilyn competes in the Tokyo Olympics on 2020. Hidilyn is focused on achieving the first Olympic gold medal for the Philippines.
WATCH: How Hidilyn Diaz met her boyfriend
As we all know, having a long-distance relationship is not easy. But as they say, absence makes the heart grow fonder and lets them love each other even more.
See the clear proof of how Hidilyn and Julius are certified #CoupleGoals here in this gallery!