Filipina weightlifter Hidilyn Diaz won the hearts of everyone in the Philippines when she took home the country’s first-ever Olympic gold medal on Monday (July 26) – a feat 97 years in the making.
The 30-year-old defeated top seed Liao Qiuyun of China with her 224kg total, setting a new Olympic record for her last 127kg clean and jerk attempt.
But apart from the gold medal and honor, Diaz is also set to receive a variety of assets from sponsors and admirers when she comes back to the Philippines:
1.House and Lot from Century Properties
On Tuesday (July 27), Century Properties executive chairman Jose Antonio said they’re awarding a house and lot package to Diaz at PHirst Park Homes – the company’s first homebuyer brand.
2.Unlimited Flights from AirAsia Philippines
As congratulations for a job well done, AirAsia Philippines will provide unlimited flights to Hidilyn Diaz.
3.P14-Million condo unit from Megaworld Corporation
President of Megaworld Corporation Andrew Tan rewarded Diaz with a Php 14 million residential condominium unit at one of their properties in Eastwood City.
4.Free fuel for life from Phoenix Petroleum
Phoenix Petroleum led by Dennis Uy has promised to reward Diaz with a lifetime supply of fuel, which is worth Php 5 million, through its Siklab Atleta Pilipinas Sports Foundation Inc.
5.P10-Million from the Philippine Government
As mandated by law, Hidilyn Diaz is entitled to Php 10 million for giving the country its first gold in the Olympic Games.
6.P20-Million from business tycoons Manny Pangilinan and Ramon Ang
Business tycoons Ramon S. Ang of San Miguel Corporation and Manny V. Pangilinan of the MVP group pitched in Php 10 million each to show their appreciation for Diaz’s history-making win.
7.P3-Million from Deputy Speaker Mikee Romero
Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives Mikee Romero has promised to award Diaz with Php 3 million for her stellar performance in the 2020 Summer Olympics.
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