Filipinos hail Hidilyn Diaz for giving PH first medal at Rio
( - August 8, 2016 - 10:23am

MANILA, Philippines – Filipina weightlifter Hidilyn Diaz got much-deserved adulation from her countrymen on social media shortly after putting the Philippines on the medal tally in the 2016 Rio Olympics by winning a silver medal.

The 17-year-old Diaz snared a silver in the women's 53kg weightlifting with a total of 200kg at the Olympic Games here on Sunday, ending the country's 20-year Olympic medal drought.

Netizens took to Twitter to congratulate Diaz, who became a top trending topic in the Philippines with over 14,000 tweets as of posting time.

Check out some of their praises for Diaz, now the first Filipina Olympic medalist:

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