An Olympic Weightlifter’s Struggle Hits Close to Home

An Olympic Weightlifter’s Struggle Hits Close to Home

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An Olympic Weightlifter’s Struggle Hits Close to Home

It was a celebratory day for the Philippines on July 26 when female powerlifter Hidilyn Diaz won gold at the Tokyo Olympics. It was her country’s first ever Olympic gold medal. I feel proud as a Filipino that our country has earned such a high honor. But for more personal reasons, her victory makes me even prouder as a woman. She embodies the traits of both strength and beauty, often considered a male versus female…

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