Hidilyn Diaz finally meets with PSC officials after posting plea for help
ABS-CBN Sports on Jun 06, 2019 04:43 PM
Philippine Sports Commission Chairman William Ramirez and Rio Olympics Silver medalist Hidilyn Diaz cleared the air on Thursday.
A few days after her controversial post on Instagram, Rio Olympics Silver medalist Hidilyn Diaz finally met with Philippine Sports Commission Chairman William Ramirez on Thursday afternoon to discuss issues that may have prompted the weightlifter to post her plea for help on social media the other day.
She was accompanied by AFP Special Services Chief Col. Taharudin Ampatuan during the meeting.
“The government will continue to support her,” Ramirez said. He added that in their board meeting on Thursday afternoon, they approved two more requests for assistance to fund the training of Diaz in China. The sports chief said that “we have pledged our support before, and we will continue to do so because we are focused on that Olympic gold as much as Hidilyn is.”
Diaz on her part promised “to never quit” on her Olympic quest.
"Let's journey together towards that gold," Ramirez told Diaz.
PSC Commissioner Charles Maxey was with Ramirez when they received Diaz in the PSC’s Philsports Complex offices.
Another meeting is set on Thursday between Diaz and Ramirez to continue ironing out some more details related to her trainings and preparation requirements.