Olympian Lifts Up Our Lady’s Miraculous Medal After Winning Gold Medal for the Philippines

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Congratulations to this talented Olympian! 👏👏👏

Olympian Hidilyn Diaz won the first-ever gold medal for the Philippines on July 26, 2021 in the women’s 55 kg (121-pound) weightlifting category for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. The Philippines have competed in the Olympics for the last 97 years.

The 30-year-old broke a world record after lifting a combined weight of 493.8 pounds!

” I cannot believe my name is in the Olympic record. So I’m really thankful,” Diaz said. “God is Amazing! God is Amazing!”

After winning, the four-time Olympian praised God and lifted up the Miraculous Medal she wore around her neck. 

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She also points her finger up after winning, implicating her gratitude towards God.

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Diaz also posted a photo of her Miraculous Medal prior to her historic win.

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Diaz’s translated post reads, “Thank you for the delivery, @davepan83. I remember leaflets of angels and Sacred heart of Jesus in the ones you gave. I will read it. Thank you everyone for your prayers, we don’t just have to face opponents in the game, there is also a virus. So please pray for our safety.”

The Olympian later thanked her Instagram followers and again lifted the Miraculous Medal.

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Diaz’s post reads, “Thank you for praying. 🇵🇭 🙏”

What a beautiful witness! 😇  Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal, pray for us! 🙏

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[See also: The Hidden Symbolism in the Miraculous Medal]

[See also: Meet the Young Catholic Gymnast Taking Her Faith to the Tokyo Olympics: “I Feel So Blessed”]



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Jacqueline Burkepile is the editor for the English edition of ChurchPOP. She is a journalist, former university campus minister, and a wife and mother. You can follow her posts on Instagram, Facebook, and TikTok.