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Hidilyn, a source of pride – Mikee

Rep. Mikee Romero (1Pacman Party-list) yesterday said Hidilyn Diaz should be the guiding light of Filipino athletes who failed to qualify for the ongoing Rio Games, citing the journey and struggles the Mindanao weightlifter went through before ending the country’s 20-year medal drought in the quadrennial event.

After two failed tries for Olympic glory – Beijing in 2008 and London four years ago – Diaz made history Monday when she secured the silver medal in the 53-kilogram division, becoming the first Filipino female athlete to win a medal.

“She personifies the indomitable spirit of a great warrior because she never quits,” said Romero. “She should inspire all of us, not only athletes, because a quitter never wins.”

Romero, along with fellow representative Enrico Pineda, Ron Salo, Benhur Lopez, Sabiniano Canama, Teodoro Montoro, Salvador Belaro Jr., Vini Nola Ortega, Shernee Tan and Makmod Mending Jr, commended and congratulated Diaz’s silver medal win.

In a House Resolution No. 145, the representatives said Diaz’s win “affords great pride and honor to the country as it strives to produce better athletes out to conquer the world circuit.”

“Athletes should not stop learning because one defeat will not make you a failure. We must learn from our past mistakes, and from there, strategize well your goal just like what Diaz did,” added Romero.

The Zamboanga City pride almost quit the sport two years ago as her career almost going nowhere.

After being reunited with Zamboanga coach Elbert Atilano, Diaz decided to go down to 53-kilogram and her career began to flourish again, winning several international plaudits.

“Your time to shine will also come, so train your sights now for the Tokyo Games,” added Romero.

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  • Arlene Manzano

    nakakaamoy nnmn ng pera yan si mikee romero kaya umaariba nnmn.. nag papakitang gilas ba..

  • Kim Santos

    talented tlga si diaz.. ikaw ano ba talent mo mikee romero? kumukoment ka pa wala ka nmng alam kundi mandugas at manakaw sa pera ng ama mo!

  • Mariane Lee

    buti pa nga si diaz magiging inspirasyon namin at sya nakapag bigay ng pangalan sa pilipinas eh ikaw mikee romero wala kang nagawang magnda! alam mo lng magnakaw..

  • Regine Kang

    alam na namin ang karakas mo mikee romero kunwari ka pa pero if i know isa ka sa mga nangangwarta sa mga atleta.. eh certified ka ng magnanakaw ee..

  • Lita Go

    hnde mo na kailngan pa mag pakitang gilas mikee romero.. alam nmn namin lahat na magaling tlga si diaz at sya magiging inspirasyon namin. walang bilang ang tulad mong magnanakaw!

  • Hans Aquino

    Ano kaya agenda neto ni Mikee Romero at nagpapansin kay Diaz? Nalaman sigurong malaki ang napanalunan. Kaya todo eksena naman ang mandurugas..

  • Bernz Cordovilla

    Congrats Hidilyn! Ayan na naman si Mikee Romero.. Umepal na naman! Baka dugasan mo pa yan si Hidilyn uy!

  • Don Aguarin

    Thumbs up kami kay Diaz.. Ang galing galing nya! Thumbs down kay Mikee Romero dahil magaling lang sya magnakaw! Nakakahiyang congressman.

  • Elmaer Bermillo

    Wag ka nga Mikee Romero. Kilala ka namin. May masamang balak ka na naman kay Diaz nuh?

  • Fred Rodriguez

    Hanep talaga si Mikee Romero. Kunwari may malasakit sa mga atleta. Pakitang tao na naman. Di bagay sa mandurugas na tulad mo ang mgabigay ng opinyon tungkol sa pagkakapanalo ni Diaz! Puro pandudugas lang alam mo e!!