Olympic Gold Medalist Hidilyn Diaz wins in sport and has a supportive boyfriend. And it was none other than his coach trainer Julius Naranjo. Hidilyn Diaz’s journey to win the Philippines’ first gold medal at the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games has not been easy.
Hidilyn and his Filipino-Japanese Guamanian boyfriend Julius Naranjo have been written in several publications and websites and also featured in several TV shows.
Julius is also a weightlifter who has also competed internationally. At weightlifting championships, they met Hidilyn in 2017. Julius retired early from the competition when he suffered a career-ending back injury.
Today, Julius is part of the coaching staff of Team HD who helped Hidilyn take home a gold medal from the 2018 Asian Games, a bronze medal from the 2019 World Championships, and a gold medal again from the 2019 SEA Games held in the Philippines.