Hidilyn Diaz Reaction After Failing To Qualify For 2024 Paris Olympics

Here’s Hidilyn Diaz’s Reaction After She Fails to Qualify for Paris Olympics

HIDILYN DIAZ – Four-time Olympian Hidilyn Diaz expressed her thoughts after failing to qualify for the 2024 Paris Olympics.

After learning she wouldn’t be part of the Paris Olympics this year, Hidilyn Diaz, the renowned Filipina weightlifting champion, saw it not as a defeat but as a chance for personal growth. On Instagram, she posted photos from past competitions, expressing her initial disappointment at missing out on Paris 2024.

Hidilyn accepted the outcome, stating, “The result was not according to what I wanted and planned. But Thy will be done. It was not my day and Paris 2024 is not for me.”

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Despite this setback, Hidilyn Diaz reaffirmed her dedication to weightlifting, stating, “It’s the end of my Paris 2024 Olympic journey, I will still lift, continue to lift, and inspire young Filipino Athletes to become Olympic Champions.”

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In the comments, Hidilyn shared more insights, realizing the fleeting nature of fame and fortune compared to the enduring support of loved ones and faith. She stressed the importance of inspiring others, understanding that while the Olympics and weightlifting are significant, they don’t define her entirely.

Recognizing the sacrifices of being an elite athlete, she reflected on sometimes overlooking the journey amidst high expectations. With newfound time, she plans to pursue interests like cooking and business, aiming to enhance her skills and contribute to sports leadership.

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Netizens flooded the comments with supportive messages for the Filipina athlete, proud of her resilience. Hidilyn’s intention to participate in the Paris Olympics marked her fifth appearance in pursuit of the gold medal, having competed in every edition since 2008, securing silver in 2016 and gold in 2021.

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