By Jennylou Canon

PHOTO: Tokyo 2020

Olympic gold medalist Hidilyn Diaz is planning to release a book, hoping to inspire people to learn the champion’s mindset.

In her vlog, Diaz said the book will be named “Team HD: The Dream Team” and will focus on the mindset of an Olympic champion.

“Sabi ko, gagawa kami ng libro: Team HD: The Dream Team after kong manalo, to give inspirations sa mga bata, sa mga officials, and everyone in the Philippines para malaman nila, ano ba mindset ng mga champion, Olympic champion,” Diaz said.

Aside from the book release, the weightlifting champion also shared her sentiments on her team’s opinions during her training.

“Gusto ko rin malaman ‘ano nasa isip nila?’ Kasi last na frustrated ako, sabi (nila) ‘Alam mo, Hids, okay lang ‘yan, masyadong mataas standard mo’ and ‘gano’n talaga, kaya ka nga Olympian, eh,” Diaz said.

Diaz is the first Filipino gold medalist and has also set two Olympic records: one for her 127kg Clean and Jerk performance and the other for lifting a total of 224kg.