The saying "If there's a will, there's a way" now gives a whole another impression following the throwback video of Hidilyn Diaz's lockdown training that's making rounds online.
In a video posted by BarBend Strength Sports News on Instagram, the Pinay history-maker was seen training last December 2020 in preparation for the Tokyo Olympics.
However, the lockdown restrictions left her with no choice but to train using makeshift weights made out of a broomstick, a couple of resistance bands, and two heavy gym bags.
In another throwback video posted by Hidilyn on Instagram, she recalled having to train amid the onset of pandemic in March 2020 using only a bamboo stick and water bottles as her makeshift barbell.
The 30-year-old athlete then credited her amazing team for making things possible for her throughout her training.
"Looking back when the first lockdown (MCO) happened, me and #TeamHD were so worried. We were wondering where we would train and if our journey toward Olympics will stop." ⠀
"Good thing I’m with good company and we became creative to find ways to train. We do everything to stay in track and in shape for Olympics," she wrote.
Hidilyn made history after becoming the first-ever Olympic gold medalist from the Philippines at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics weightlifting competition.
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