Vargas Ecstatic over Diaz Gold Medal
Statement of POC president Ricky Vargas on Hidilyn Diaz’s victory:
“ I’m overjoyed by Hidilyn’s victory. I was entering a meeting with some Asean sports leaders when I got the news and I needed a few moments to compose myself before I went in. I was overcome by emotion. I just saw her yesterday at the Athletes Village and she was so calm. Mabuhay ka, Hidilyn! You made the country proud again. You are an inspiration to your fellow athletes who will surely want to emulate you. Galing!
Olympic silver medalist Hidilyn Diaz won the gold medal for the Philippines in the women’s 53-kilograms event in the 2018 Asian Games weightlifting competition at Jakarta International Expo Hall A in Indonesia.