Even the Tokyo Olympic gold medalist Hidilyn Diaz did not escape from the rigor of COVID-19 and tested positive.

/ 13 January 2022

With the sudden spike of COVID cases, it is no surprise that even the mightier athletes will get ill just like how the phenom Alyssa Valdez tested positive as well five days ago.

Diaz shared on her social media account that she too has COVID-19.

“Kahit po ako nagpositive na po. Ingat po tayong lahat. Magpalakas at sundin lahat ng health protocols,” she captioned in Instagram story together with a screenshot of the COVID-19 test result. 

The Filipino pride got a booster shot on January 4 in Quezon City.

Before the sad news, Diaz posted her photo in comparison to Luisa Madrigal from the animated Disney film “Encanto” who is a strong woman saying that many fans had told her they are the same which becomes more timely for her at the moment.

“Same same but different. Tinatry ko maging Luisa Madrigal kasi sabi niyo ako ‘yun, kaso waley di pasok makeup, hair and outfit ko,” she wrote.

For now, Diaz will recuperate from COVID then train for the upcoming 2024 Paris Olympics.