Determinado pa rin si 2016 Rio Olympics silver medalist Hidilyn Diaz na ipagpatuloy ang kanyang pag-eensayo kahit pa sa kasagsagan ng coronavirus disease o COVID-19 pandemic.

Sa ngayon, nakabitin pa ang Tokyo Olympics ticket ni Diaz dahil naapektuhan din ng COVID-19 ang mga Olympic Qualifying Tournament na dapat nitong salihan.

“There are things we can’t control and we can’t do anything, the effects of N-Covid19 is something unimaginable. Most of my Olympic Qualification events are postponed or cancelled, travel ban, city lockdown and country lockdown,” caption ni Diaz sa kanyang Instagram post. “Panic, fears and frustration is controlling us right now.”

Dahil parin sa COVID-19 pandemic, apektado ang paglahok ni Diaz sa Ibero-American & Open Senior Championships, isang qualifier event na gaganapin sa Cali, Colombia.

Ito sana ang ikaanim na qualification event ni Diaz na magbibigay sa kanya ng Olympic ticket.

“I was supposed to have my flight today going to Colombia to compete at the Ibero-America Open Championships 2020 for my final Olympic Qualifying competition but we didn’t push through because of travel ban in Colombia,” aniya.

“As an athlete we don’t stop when we fail once, even twice, the most important thing is we do our best and at the end of the day we won’t regret anything.” (JAT)