The Pinoy Pride congratulations to our lady weightlifter Hidilyn Diaz(25) from Zamboanga City Philippines for breaking the 20 years medal drought in Philippine history, after she won silver medal crown by lifting total of 200 kgs, while gold medalist Shu-Ching advances 212 kgs or 12 Kilograms ahead of Diaz, competition is very close .
Hidilyn Diaz is the first ever Filipina weightlifters proudly bringing the pride of Philippines who land in Olympic games.
Previously Competed Records
- 2008 Summer Olympics
- 2007 SEA Games – Bronze Medalist
- 2006 Asian Games – 1Oth PLace
- Asian Youth/Junior Weightlifting Championship – 2 Golds and 1 Bronze
- 2016 Summer Olympics – Silver Medalist 200 Kilograms
Goodnews: Hidilyn Diaz’s incentive is guaranteed by Philippine Republic Act (RA) 10699 or the National Athletes and Coaches Benefits and Incentives Act that was approved by President Aquino just last year.
The law guaranteed bigger incentives for Filipino athletes who win medals in the Olympics, Asian Games, Southeast Asian Games and Paralympic Games.
HIDILYN Diaz stands to receive ₱5,000,000.00 million incentives, at the very least, for her silver-medal victory in the Rio De Janeiro Olympics.
However Fortunately for Diaz, RA 10699 supplanted the old RA 9064 — the Sports Benefits and Incentives Act of 2001 — where the previous amount for silver medalist winners were only ₱2.5,000,000.00 million.
Diaz, however, is expected to receive more incentives not only from the government but from the private sector.
President Duterte is expected to increase the incentives, based on his gesture during the send-off at Malacanang where he increased the athletes’ allowances from $1,000 to $3,000.