Hidilyn Diaz was eyeing to release her own book about the mindset of an Olympic champion.
Olympic gold medalist and Filipina weightlifter Hidilyn Diaz was eyeing to release her own book about the mindset of an Olympic champion.
Filipina weightlifter Hidilyn Diaz was eyeing to release a book about the mindset of an Olympic champion after her historic feat at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics in order to inspire the younger generation of athletes.
Diaz, who also ventured into vlogging, on Tuesday shared an update after the competition as she documented her dinner with boyfriend and conditioning coach Julius Naranjo.
In the said vlog, Diaz said that part of being an Olympian was to set high standards on herself — just as she set an Olympic record for lifting a total of 224kg en route to the top of the podium.
“Gagawa kami ng libro, Team HD, the dream team, after ko manalo to give inspiration sa mga bata, sa mga officials, and everyone in the Philippines. Para malaman nila ano ba’ng mindset ng isang Olympic champion? Sana bibili kayo ‘pag may libro na. Last time na-frustrated ako, sabi nila, ‘Alam mo Hids, okay lang ‘yan. Masyadong mataas ang standards mo,’” Diaz said.
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When asked for his reaction on Diaz’s winning 127-kg lift in the clean and jerk, Naranjo proved to be his girlfriend’s top believer and said that he knew she’s gonna jerk it the moment she stood it up.
According to the coach, they focused on Diaz’s confidence heading to Japan as it will propel her to her full potential.
“We just tried to make sure you hit 94 [kg] in training twice. We just build your confidence. Your physical strength is there. But if you are not confident, you cannot use it to your full potential,” Naranjo told Diaz.
In the same video, Diaz shared that she had a slice of pizza and Japanese food to treat herself for a job well done in the quadrennial meet.
“This is my first meal after winning the Olympics — pizza. Nandito tayo sa Japan! Ano’ng kakainin ko kung ‘di Japanese food? Matagal-tagal ko rin ‘tong hindi nakain. Lord, thank you. Kakain na ‘ko ng Japanese cuisine,” Diaz said in her vlog.
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