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Automakers are rewarding Olympic gold medalist Hidilyn Diaz with cars

Weightlifter now has a Kia Stonic and a Foton TransVan

A range-topping Kia Stonic awaits weightlifter Hidilyn Diaz. PHOTO BY MIGGI SOLIDUM

Hidilyn Diaz’s win at the Tokyo Olympic Games has prompted many companies to reward her with anything from free food to condominium units. And now, even automakers are getting on the bandwagon as two firms have decided to gift the gold medalist with vehicles of varying sizes.

Foton Philippines awarded the athlete a 13-seat TransVan. The firm probably realized that Diaz might want to take her family and friends on out-of-town drives, hence the large vehicle. For more personal trips, the Olympian now has a Kia Stonic courtesy of AC Motors. And given how much fun we’ve had in the crossover, we’re certain Diaz will enjoy running errands using the car.

If the Stonic can't accommodate her party, there's the TransVan. PHOTO FROM FOTON

Diaz bagged the first gold medal for the Philippines ever since the country started competing in the Olympics in 1924. We’re extremely proud of what she has achieved during the Games, and we think she truly deserves the rewards given to her so far. But the sporting event isn’t finished yet, and we’ll be cheering on the remaining athletes representing our nation.

Miggi Solidum

Professionally speaking, Miggi is a software engineering dude who happens to like cars a lot. And as an automotive enthusiast, he wants a platform from which he can share his motoring thoughts with fellow petrolheads. He pens the column ‘G-Force’.