‘Hidilyn in Paris’: Quips as Hidilyn Diaz sets eyes on Paris 2024 Olympic games

January 3, 2022 - 3:08 PM
Photo of Hidilyn Diaz holding a miniature version of the Eiffel Tower in Paris, France (Instagram/Hidilyn Diaz)

“Grabe nabuhat niya yung Eiffel Tower.”

Supporters of Hidilyn Diaz shared these jokes online following her latest photos on Instagram about her new Olympics goal.

Diaz shared on January 1 her New Year’s goal to work on winning her bid at the Paris Olympics in 2024.

“New year, new beginning, new goal,” Diaz said in the caption with the hashtags #paris2024 #olympic #olympicweightlifting #TeamHD.

On the same day, Guamanian coach Julius Naranjo, also her fiancé, shared a video of Diaz’s journey to the elusive Olympic gold medal.

In the caption, Naranjo highlighted that their team called “Team HD” is committed to manifesting their goal for the next edition of the prestigious sports competition.

“New Year, new goals, and new challenges. We know one this is clear, our goals, our aspirations. Everything is achievable because we will manifest it, and work for it,” Naranjo said.

“The first Gold medal for the Philippines is not enough for our advocacy and what we are trying to do for weightlifting and sports in the Philippines. But TeamHD is committed and we will continue to do our best for the Philippines,” he added.

Social media users immediately showered Diaz and her team with support.

Some of them couldn’t help but poke fun at Diaz’s post where she can be seen carrying a miniature version of the Eiffel Tower in Paris, France.

They quipped that she was strong enough to carry the iconic tower with her bare hands.

“Grabe nabuhat niya pati Eiffel Tower,” one user said.

“Go Hidilyn, i-uwi mo yung Eiffel Tower!!! Jk (laughing emojis),” another user wrote.

A Reddit user also uploaded a photo of Diaz bearing the text, “Hidilyn in Paris,” a play on the Netflix series “Emily in Paris.”

The Filipina athlete made headlines after she brought home the Philippines’ first Olympic gold medal during the Tokyo Olympics in July 2021.

Diaz won against world champion Quiyun Liao of China and Muattar Nabieva of Uzbekistan.

READ: Hidilyn Diaz wins first Olympic gold for Philippines

Her record-breaking weightlifting feat led to lavish gifts and incentives offered by private companies.

This includes real estate units, millions of cash money, free plane rides and even supplies of food and beverages.

She also became an inspiration for other young Filipinos, especially girls who wish to enter sports and weightlifting in the future.

READ: Juxtaposed: Lavish prizes for Hidilyn Diaz now and her financial woes at training