USANA Brand Ambassador Hidilyn Diaz Captures Historic Gold in Tokyo
USANA, the Cellular Nutrition Company, proudly sponsors some of the most elite athletes and teams around the globe. We are incredibly proud to congratulate our Brand Ambassador, Hidilyn Diaz, on capturing a historic gold medal for the Philippines.
USANA Brand Ambassador Hidilyn Diaz
Diaz is the first Filipino to win top honors at the Olympic Games! Diaz secured her first place finish in the women's 55kg weightlifting event with a total of 224kg that gave her a one point advantage over China's Liao Qiuyun. Her performance also set two new Olympic records, one in the clean and jerk and a second in total weight lifted.
"I don't know what to say," say's Diaz. "It's a dream come true. I just want to say that we Filipinos are strong. We Filipinos can compete here at the Olympics. We can do it. Please dream high. That's how I started. I dreamed high and finally, I was able to do it." We are so incredibly proud of her!
Olympics Athletes and USANA
Diaz was one of 265 USANA-affiliated athletes to compete at the delayed Games who represented 11 different countries, including Australia, Canada, China, France, Indonesia, Korea, Malaysia, Mexico, Philippines, Spain, and the United States. With the addition of Diaz's accolades, Team USANA captured a total medal count of 100! This number breaks down to 44 gold, 35 silver and 21 bronze. Our ambassadors set 25 Olympic records and four world records.
"We congratulate all of our athletes and partners on their performances and applaud them on all of their accomplishments," says Dan Macuga, USANA chief communications and marketing officer. "We are honored to be a part of their teams and to be able to support their individual journeys. We look forward to seeing what they do next."
When we say we're focused on health, we mean it! More professional and Olympic athletes trust USANA than any other nutritional supplement in the world. Just a few of the many other notable athletes and achievements from the games include:
USA Swimming rounded out competition with 30 podium appearances, five Olympic records, and two world records.
USA Wrestling won nine medals, which is the most in a single Olympic Games since 1984.
USA Skateboarding made its Olympic debut and captured two bronze in the men's street and park events.
French handballer Allison Pineau scored seven points over the Russian Olympic Committee to help secure gold.
Spain's water polo player Anni Espar earned silver against the United States.
Mexico's men's national football team won bronze, beating Japan 3-1.
Korean judoka Wonjin Kim finished fourth in the men's 60kg event.
Canadian sailor Sarah Douglas placed sixth overall in the women's laser radial competition, which is the highest finish for any female Canadian in the sport.
Mexico's Dafne Navarro competed in the country's trampoline gymnastics debut, finishing eighth overall.
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