Diaz finally won the country its first-ever Olympic gold as she ruled the women's 55kg class, clearing 97kg in the snatch and an Olympic record of 127kg in the clean and jerk for a total lift of 224kg, also a Games mark.
Her extraordinary feat guaranteed Diaz millions in cash incentives from the government and private companies on top of other rewards.
As of Monday, August 2, Diaz is slated to receive a total of P56.5 million in cash along with other pledges such us house and lots, lifetime free flights, and free food.
Here is the list of incentives Diaz has been promised to get:
Delfin Dioquino dreamt of being a PBA player, but he did not have the skills to make it. So he pursued the next best thing to being an athlete – to write about them. He took up journalism at the University of Santo Tomas and joined Rappler as soon as he graduated in 2017.