WATCH! Dyan Castillejo talks to Olympic silver medalist Hidilyn Diaz
ABS-CBN Sports on Aug 11, 2016 08:07 PM
Photo courtesy of Dyan Castillejo's Twitter, @DYANCASTILLEJO
Behind her sturdy exterior, a lot of Filipinos may not know how much adversity Hidilyn faced before her silver medal finish at the Rio Olympics.
After falling short at the 2012 London Olympics, the Zamboangena endured and brought pride to the nation once again, ending the Philippines' medal drought after 20 years.
"Feeling ko ang loser ko that time, kasi hindi ko na-meet yung binigay nilang dapat na kunin na goal para makapag-qualify," "tapos nagkainjure ako."
So how did our Olympic hero come through?
"Through prayers," she always thought, "Siguro may plano si God sa akin."
WATCH the full one-on-one interview below: