5) Hidilyn Diaz of the Philippines (Miraculous Medal) – first Philippine gold medal in weightlifting, beating China by a hair. (www.eastwindjournals.com)
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Hidilyn said, “God is so great! God is so great.Thank you, Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal for kindling the fading spirit of the Philippine nation. Your medal is my true medal” (Grabe si God! Grabe si God! Maraming salamat, Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal at binuhay mo ang naglalahong diwa ng bansang Philipinas. Ang medalya mo ang tunay na medalya ko.)
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