Hidilyn Diaz feasts on adobo after historic win in Olympics
While the rest of the nation celebrates her win, the weightlifter from Mindanao was too busy rewarding herself with a much-deserved Pinoy meal.
The newest Filipino sports legend, Hidilyn Diaz immediately relished a Pinoy fave dish following her historic silver medal win at the Rio de Janiero Olympics 2016, Spin.ph reported.
Diaz savored a chicken and pork adobo meal just hours after her winning performance where she put an end to the 20-year dry spell of the country in the Olympics.
“Ang sarap!” was all she could muster, when asked how was the meal, which was given to the delegation from the Philippine ambassador to Brazil.
She said the adobo tasted priceless, compared to the food that were served in the dining hall during the course of her stay in the Athletes Village.
“Walang kuwenta pagkain sa dining hall. Ngayon ko lang nalasahan na walang lasa,” Diaz said, denoting the meals at the Athletes Village.
She also added that she has been restraining her food intake for her weightlifting competition, and since the competition was done, she can finally give in to her food cravings.
“Ngayon, tumodo na ako. Ang sarap ng adobo. Matagal akong hindi nag-adobo,” she said.
Hidilyn lifted a total of 200 kilograms and was able to finish second behind gold medalist Hsu Shu-Ching of Chinese Taipei in the women’s 53 kg category, Spin.ph said. Her win ended a drought in the Philippines, which was last experienced in 1996 Olympics in Atlanta, with boxer Mansueto ‘Onyok’ Velasco’s silver victory, the report said.