2017, April 23. Philippine Olympic Silver Medalists
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PHILIPPINE OLYMPIC SILVER MEDALISTS
HIDILYN F. DIAZ – Silver Medalist, Women’s 53 kg
Division, Weightlifting, 2016 Rio Olympics.
In the 2016 Summer Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Diaz
competed in the women's 53kg weightlifting category with the
intention of at least winning a bronze medal.
Diaz surpassed her own personal target and won the silver
medal at the event, after successfully clinching a lift of 88 kg in
her second attempt in snatch event (placed 6th) and 111 kg and
112 kg in the first and second attempts in the clean and jerk event
(placed 2nd). This was
the first medal for the Philippines in the Summer Olympics after 20
years. This was also the first non-boxing medal for the nation
since 1936. Aside from being the first Filipina weightlifter to
compete in three consecutive Olympics, she also became the first
Filipino woman and first Mindanaoan to win an Olympic medal.
On August 8, 2016, she returned to her hometown, Zamboanga City and
was welcomed as a Hero of the City.
She also received numerous incentives from Philippine
president Rodrigo Duterte, Philippine Sports Commission and her
MANSUETO B. VELASCO, JR.
– Silver Medalist, Men’s 48 kg, Light-Flyweight Division, Boxing,
1996 Atlanta Olympics.
Mansueto "Onyok" Velasco, Jr. (born January 10, 1974) is a retired
Filipino boxer and comedian from Bago City, Negros
Occidental, Philippines. He competed in the men's 48 kg.
(light-flyweight) boxing category at the 1996 Summer
Olympics in Atlanta, Georgia, and took home the silver medal, the
Philippines' only medal at the Games. He is the younger brother of Roel
Velasco, winner of an Olympic bronze (boxing) in the 1992 Summer
Olympics, who is also a light-flyweight. Before this, he was one of
the three Filipino boxers who clinched gold medals in the 1994 Asian
Games held in Hiroshima, Japan.
The gold medal match where Velasco lost was hailed as "The
Robbery in Atlanta". Velasco would hit opponent Daniel Petrov with
telling blows, and the scores would be counted for Petrov. The
Bulgarian, who was barely throwing any punches, was on a joy ride to
an Olympic gold medal. It appeared that the judges were pressing the
buttons on their electronic scoring equipment for the wrong boxer.
The Bulgarian was still awarded the gold medal despite the numerous
ANTHONY N. VILLANUEVA – Silver Medalist, Men’s 57
kg, Featherweight Division, Boxing, 1964 Tokyo Olympics.
N. Villanueva (March
18, 1945 – May 13, 2014) was a boxer from
the Philippines who
competed at the 1964
Tokyo Olympics in the Featherweight
(-57 kg) division winning
the silver medal. Anthony
Villanueva was scouted by businessman and sport enthusiast Eugenio
Puyat. He later qualified for the 1964
Summer Olympics in
Tokyo. He faced Soviet boxer Stanislav
Stepashkin, in the gold medal match but
later loss in a 3-2 controversial decision. 7,000 spectators of the
match reportedly booed the decision.
died in his sleep on May 13, 2014, in Cabuyao, Laguna.
He was 69.