After Hidilyn, PH bags ‘Gold’ in Olympics chatter on Facebook

Filipinos just went gaga over sports and Olympics on Facebook after Hidilyn Diaz’s historic Gold in weightlifting.

In a press release sent to, Facebook reports that the Philippines sits as the country that talks most about the Olympics on the platform, besting the United States and India.

The Philippine flag emoji also landed a podium finish, ranking as the third most-used emoji on the app during the same period. 

This coincided when Diaz bagged the Philippines’ first-ever Olympic gold medal with a victory in the 55-kg class weightlifting competition, putting an end to an almost century-long drought for the country.

Since this historic achievement, fans have rallied behind her on Facebook and Instagram with their overflowing support and recognition for the Filipina weightlifter.

Until Tuesday, July 27, the four-time Olympian who is now back in Manila is currently the most-mentioned athlete on Facebook and the third most-mentioned on Instagram across the globe over the past 24 hours.

Hidilyn overtook American gymnast Simone Biles and Brazilian skateboarder Rayssa Leal.

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