MANILA, Philipppines – Hidilyn Diaz and Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) chairman William Ramirez met on Thursday, June 6, to resolve the Olympic silver medalist’s issues that prompted her to post a plea for financial help on social media.
Ramirez vowed that the government will continue supporting Diaz in her Tokyo 2020 Olympic bid.
“We have pledged our support before, and we will continue to do so because we are focused on that Olympic gold as much as Hidilyn is,” said the PSC chairman.
He added that in their board meeting this afternoon, they approved two more requests for assistance to fund the trainings of Hidilyn in China.
Diaz on her part promised “to never quit” on her Olympic quest.
“Let’s journey together towards that gold,” Ramirez told Diaz.
Diaz and Ramirez will continue to iron out details on her training and preparation needs.
The 2018 Asian Games gold medalist will vie for the gold in the next Olympic qualifier, the International Weightlifting Federation World Championships in Pattaya, Thailand, from September 18 to 27. – Rappler.com