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Olympian Hidilyn Diaz to get hero’s welcome from PH Air Force

/ 07:22 PM August 17, 2016
Hidilyn Diaz -- screenshot of RTVM

Rio Olympics silver medalist Hidilyn Diaz. SCREENSHOT OF RTVM VIDEO

Filipina weightlifter Hidilyn Diaz will receive a hero’s welcome from the Philippine Air Force (PAF) on Thursday.

The Air Force athlete with a rank of Airwoman Second Class will also be promoted to the next higher rank, PAF spokesperson Col. Araus Robert Musico said.

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READ: GALLERY: Hidilyn Diaz’ humble beginnings

“It’s just welcoming her back after her outstanding display of athletic skill sa (at) Olympics,” he said.

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Musico said it would be a simple event with a small motorcade within the Villamor Air Base in Pasay City.

“Mag call back sa commanding general…may pinning para sa promotion niya (There will be a call back to the commanding general and pinning for her promotion),” he said.

Diaz will also get a “surprise” from the Air Force, he added.

The Filipina athlete recently won a silver medal for the women’s 53-kg weightlifting division at the Rio Olympics. RAM

READ: Filipino weightlifter Hidilyn Diaz wins silver in Rio

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