Reimagined: The story behind Hidilyn Diaz' gold medal for the Philippines | Tokyo Olympics

Reimagined: The story behind Hidilyn Diaz' gold medal for the Philippines | Tokyo Olympics

Hidilyn Diaz makes history in Tokyo, as she wins the 55kg weightlifting event and becomes the first athlete from the Philippines to win Olympic gold! #NBCOlympics #Tokyo2020 #Weightlifting
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  • I just watched this again. I can't stop watching it. So happy for her. I get a few tears in my eyes every time I watch this.

  • He got a lot of incentives. 2 house and lot, 1 condominium, a lot of money etc. Just imagine that.

  • Soooo inspirational

  • The best part was a fellow Filipina(Mikee Cojuanco-Jaworski, first Asian woman in the IOC Executive Board) her the gold medal.

  • This will be in the book.

  • man i’m teary eyed! i love the the reaction of her chinese coach! tears of joy!.

  • She is in the army in her country.

  • I am so excited for her and Phillipines am crying a river.

  • Just check how much she got as a price winning the first gold for the Philippines.

  • So proud of my FILIPINA sister!!! ✌🏾💪🏾🥇🇵🇭

  • A well deserved victory. Thank you Hidilyn.

  • A true tale of David (Philippines) vs Goliath (China). Congrats, Diaz!

  • I am happy for her

  • It’s a classic David versus Goliath story. Little Philippines versus big bully evil Communist China!

  • One of the best Olympic story ever! Thank you NBC!

  • Wow! Congratulations Ms. Hidilyn Diaz and the Philippines! Philippines defeated again the evil Communist China, fair and square!

  • The significance of a gold medal has surpassed the individual. Diaz is not carrying dumbbells, but the glory of the entire Philippines.

  • Impressive!!! Who knew that a Filipina, the daughter of a former farmer and tricycle driver, could overcome poverty, adversity, and hardships to become so strong???

  • Too bad the venue wasn't packed, the crowd would have roared the roof off!

  • So proud of Hidilyn! May God keep blessing you and your family.

  • First Olympic champion.. of the philippines hidilyn diaz. WoW….👏👏👏👏.. well deserve…👍👍👍👍

  • You can never fully gasp the turmoil and torment this woman went through just to get to the Olympics to get that gold. She had so much dirt and grit against her that no one wanted to sponsor her to get her too the Olympics. Fortunately someone saw potential in her and sent her to The Olympics. She trained hard with just what she could find to act as weightlifting equipment, giant water jugs on a metal pole, makeshift equipment. This is a true Olympian if I ever saw one. You go Diaz!

  • Watched this i dont know how many times. THANK YOU Heidilyn!!! ❤️🙏🏻

  • When she hit that lift and started crying. I wanted to cry with her

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