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ICYMI: The Olympic Gold Medal that Hidilyn Diaz's captured is made out of recycled electronic devices

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To recap, Filipina weightlifter Hidilyn Diaz made history yesterday by capturing the very first official Olympic gold medal for the Philippines.
ICYMI: The Olympic Gold Medal that Hidilyn Diaz's captured is made out of recycled electronic devices
Photo from: Edgard Garrido, Reuters/File

The very first Olympic gold medal for the Philippines

Diaz did it by lifting an Olympic record of 127 kilograms in the clean and jerk event beating China's Liao Quiuyun. This is the first time that the Philippines won gold despite participating in the games since 1924–a 97-year drought for the country.

Her prize? The elusive Olympic gold medal.

In case you are wondering, the Olympic gold medal she and other athletes received at the ongoing Tokyo 2020 Olympics are made out of recycled materials which reduces e-wastes. Japan being Japanese.

As a part of the Tokyo 2020 Medal Project, the country has collected old mobile phones and electronic devices since 2017. Reportedly, 90 percent of Japan's towns and cities contributed devices.

As a result, the country collected 78 tonnes of devices. From those devices, the Tokyo 2020 Medal Project extracted gold, silver, and bronze to craft 5,000 medals.

The gold medal itself only contains 1.34 percent of solid gold.

But, even if the medal itself may not sound ultra-valuable, Hidilyn stands to receive PHP 10 million from the Philippine Sports Commission (PSC), PHP 10 million from MVP Sports Foundation, PHP 10 million from San Miguel Corporation, PHP 3 million from Deputy Speaker Mikee Romero, house and lot in Tagaytay from Philippine Olympic president Abraham “Bambol” Tolentino, and a PHP 14 million condo unit from Megaworld, and plenty of endorsement offers, among others.

That's apart from the honor and pride she brought to the entire nation.

Again, congratulations, Hidilyn Diaz!

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