MelakaMelakaHidilyn, an Olympic gold medalist, will open a weightlifting gym in Melaka

Hidilyn Diaz, a Filipino weightlifter who achieved Olympic glory, wishes to give back to the people of Melaka by renovating the training facilities in Kampung Kesang Tua as a token of gratitude, which she used to prepare for her competitions and helped her achieve Olympic success.

According to Malaysian Weightlifting Federation Vice-President Ahmad Janius Abdullah, Hidilyn Diaz, who just won the Philippines’ first-ever Olympic gold medal in weightlifting in Tokyo, is prepared to contribute a total amount of RM100,000 to the upgrading project.

He also added that in a phone conversation with her, she has expressed her desire to improve the training facilities used by the country’s weightlifters in order to prepare for various competitions.

He mentioned that Hidilyn Diaz also requested that he introduce her to a contractor in order to explore the possibility of constructing a weightlifting gym and a dormitory for the benefit of weightlifters.

“As soon as possible, she would want the project to get underway,” he remarked when approached by reporters.

In accordance with Malaysian government regulations, Hidilyn arrived at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) on Saturday and was promptly transported to Kampung Kesang Tua, where she would undergo quarantine until November 5.

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