Prayers sought for 2 Zambo Olympians PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 04 August 2016 11:52


Mayor Maria Isabelle Climaco-Salazar has appealed for support to Zamboanga City’s Olympians Hidilyn Diaz and Nestor Colonia.

Both Diaz and Colonia are Philippines bets on weightlifting in the 2016 Rio De Janeiro Olympics which will kickoff on August 5.

“I’m asking Zamboangueños to please show support thru Facbook and prayers to Hidilyn and Nestor our Olympians in Rio de Janeiro,”Salazar said in a press conference.

“It’s a very rare opportunity for the number of athletes in the Philippines that a male and female athletes from Zamboanga will be representing us,” Salazar said.

Both Diaz and Colonia are asking for prayers for the competition set on August 7. They ranked fourth in the world in their respective weight divisions, 53kg for Diaz and 56kg for Colonia.

This will be the first Olympic for Colonia while the third for Diaz, who competed during the 2008 Beijing Olympics, 2012 London Olympics, and now in Rio de Janeiro.

Both are also being coached by Alfonsito Aldanete who is also a Zamboangueño. — R.G. A A. Go