It’s hard to overstate the magnitude of Hidilyn Diaz’s silver medal finish in the Rio Olympics: our first Olympic medal since 1996, the first Filipina to win an Olympic medal, the first Olympic medalist from Mindanao, among several other firsts. Stories like hers are the reason why we are in this business. There is nothing more rewarding than the glory of victory after persevering through years of disappointment.

Her victory shows that with hard work and grit, Filipinos can win on the global stage. But we also know that much more can be achieved if all our sports professionals are given the opportunity to undergo proper and efficient training. This is why E-Sports International is committed to building more quality facilities for athletes, so they can perform to the fullest of their potential and continue surprising the world.

Hidilyn is an inspiration to everyone in Philippine sports and to all our countrymen across the archipelago, and we are confident that given the proper resources, we will see far more Filipino Olympic champions in the future.

Congratulations, Hidilyn!

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