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Philippines Heralds Olympic Gold Winner Upon Return

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Hidilyn Diaz celebrates after winning the Women's 55kg Weightlifting Group A match on day three of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games on July 26.

Hidilyn Diaz celebrates after winning the Women's 55kg Weightlifting Group A match on day three of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games on July 26.

Photographer: An Lingjun/CHINASPORTS/VCG/Getty Images

Manila, Philippines (AP) -- The rewards, the citations and the nationwide parties are going to have to wait, for a week or so anyway.

Philippine weightlifter Hidilyn Diaz, fresh from winning her country’s first Olympic gold medal in nearly a century at the Tokyo Games, arrived in Manila on Wednesday and was whisked off to a hotel for seven days of quarantine.