Champion weightlifter Hidilyn Diaz makes history by winning the Philippines’ first Olympic gold in the Tokyo Olympics. As the nation celebrates this historic win, here’s something that might tickle your interest and make you also want to believe in the power of your dreams – like Hidilyn did. The multi-medaled athlete manifested her gold medal win in a TWBA interview back in 2016.
First, let’s get to know the Pinoy pride via TWBA’s Fast Talk Challenge. If you’re bringing her pizza, it has to have cheese toppings. Cake will also make her smile. It’s her favorite dessert.
Her favorite singer is Popstar Royalty Sarah Geronimo. James Reid is her celebrity crush.
If she could play a sport other than weightlifting, the strong woman (literally and figuratively) wants to try mountain biking. Asked by Boy Abunda her alternate career if she wasn’t an athlete, Hidilyn said she’d probably be a devoted mother. The first thing she does in the morning is pray.
One question she always gets is, “Kung tomboy ba ako.” But Hidilyn is not offended and to answer that, she said she’s not a lesbian. She’s also not the ‘kikay’ type. The King of Talk commented that Hidilyn is even prettier in person.
Tito Boy asked if athletes get enough support from the government, which Hidilyn replied with, “Sa ngayon, oo.” The empowered woman believes female athletes have more advantage when it comes to discipline. She named Manny Pacquiao as the greatest Filipino athlete of all time.
Tito Boy also asked what would be the title in case her life is made into a movie. Hidilyn’s answer was “Ginto.” Talk about law of attraction! And if the dream biopic happens, Hidilyn wants her life portrayed by Angel Locsin.
Check out Hidilyn’s Fast Talk Challenge in this throwback video from Tonight with Boy Abunda!