Soldier-athletes Diaz, Marcial receive military awards from AFP for outstanding Olympic achievements

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The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) on Wednesday (August 25, 2021) bestowed military awards on Olympic medalists and soldier-athletes, Air Force Staff Sgt. Hidilyn Diaz and Sgt. Eumir Felix Marcial during a ceremony conducted at Camp Aguinaldo in Quezon City. Diaz, the first Filipino to win an Olympic gold medal in the women’s weightlifting… Continue reading Soldier-athletes Diaz, Marcial receive military awards from AFP for outstanding Olympic achievements

Airman First Class Eumir Marcial wins bronze medal in Men’s Middleweight Boxing of Tokyo Olympics

Airman First Class Eumir Marcial loses against Ukrainian opponent Oleksandr Khyzhniak in the semifinals of the Men’s Middleweight Boxing event at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, but still manages to win the bronze medal for the Philippines, the country’s first men’s boxing medal since 1996. The 25-year-old boxer fought toe-to-toe with Khyzhniak in a three-round fight,… Continue reading Airman First Class Eumir Marcial wins bronze medal in Men’s Middleweight Boxing of Tokyo Olympics

Sgt. Hidilyn Diaz wins first-ever Olympic gold medal for the Philippines

Hidilyn Diaz, a Filipina weightlifter, won the women’s 55-kg weightlifting event of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics on Monday at the Tokyo International Forum, giving the Philippines its first-ever Olympic gold medal. Since the Philippines first competed in the games in 1924, they have been without an Olympic gold medal for nearly a century. Since then,… Continue reading Sgt. Hidilyn Diaz wins first-ever Olympic gold medal for the Philippines