OLYMPIC gold medalist Hidilyn Diaz and his new coach coach Julius Naranjo are taking their relationship to the next level.


The 30-year-old weightlifting star announced their engagement on Instagram on Saturday. 

"It's YES!" she wrote on Instagram. "It was a magical moment with @imjulius.  I'm grateful to God that He sent Julius into my life, he make my life easy."

The Guamanian national has been instrumental in Diaz's rise to Olympic champion, initially as strength and conditioning coach. The former national athlete has since taken the head-coaching role after Chinese coach Gao Kaiwen went back home after the Tokyo Olympics. 

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"Alam ng iba kung ano mga sinasakripisyo niya para maabot namin ang pangarap na ginto sa Olympics together with #TeamHD, nun laro kinilig at masaya ako kasi siya mismo nagsabi God is the center of our relationship, kaya walang duda magYeYES ako dahil swerte ako may isang Julius nagmamahal, nagintindi, at sumoporta sakin," Diaz added.

"Thank you sa lahat ng kasabwat ni Julius, magaling po kayo naging meaningful ang gabi dahil sa inyo."

How it started

The two met in 2017, just a year after Hidilyn's silver finish in Rio, as he competed in the Asian Indoors Martial Arts Games in Ashgabat, Turkmenistan, representing Guam. 

Naranjo also made his own announcement with Hidilyn holding up her gold medal on one hand wearing a gorgeous ring on her finger.


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