Olympic Gold of Hidilyn pride for all Filipinos and for Catholics

Archbishop Charles Brown, Papal Nuncio to the Philippines, expressed his congratulations to the Filipino athletes who joined the 2020 Tokyo Olympics in Japan.

In a special way, Archbishop Brown said that this was not only for Filipinos to celebrate but also a celebration for the Catholic faithful especially when the gold medalist, Hidilyn Diaz, proudly showed off her devotion to Mary through the Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal.

“Of course our joy was multiplied by Hidilyn Diaz winning that gold medal in weight lifting and then attributed it to Our Lady and showing the Miraculous Medal… And that, of course, a pride not only to Filipinos but to the Catholics around the world,” said the Papal Nuncio during the program Pastoral Visit on-air in Radio Veritas.

Hidilyn Diaz, a Filipino weightlifter, won the gold medal in the 55 kg weightlifting women’s competition. This was the very first time in history that the Philippines won gold at the Olympics.

Overall, Filipino athletes achieved four medals during the 2020 Tokyo Olympics: one gold, 2 silver, and one bronze. It was recorded as the highest number of Olympic medals in the country since the 1932 Olympics. (Fatima Llanza/RCAM-AOC)


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