WATCH: Pacquiao 'proud as a Filipino' after Hidilyn Diaz's Olympic win

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Posted at Jul 29 2021 09:45 PM

 

Boxing superstar Manny Pacquiao has made Filipinos proud many times through his numerous ring exploits.

But this time, it's his turn to be proud after seeing Hidilyn Diaz win a historic first gold medal for the Philippines in the Tokyo Olympics.

In a video posted on Pacquiao's public Facebook account, the fighting senator talked about his reaction to Diaz's triumph.

"I'm so happy and proud because finally for the longest time we got a gold medal in the Olympics," said Pacquiao. "I'm so proud as a Filipino."

Diaz claimed the Philippines's first Olympic gold by hoisting a total of 224 kilograms in the women’s -55 kgs.

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