Pinoy Olympians blame the weather!

Better luck, este, better train HARDER, next time!

When you win an Olympic medal, it’s the result of the rigid training, right nutrition, strength, and endurance.

While watching the  interview of Filipina weight lifter Hidilyn Diaz on Abscbn this morning, I really wanted to cringe when she cried.  Not out of pity, but of embarrassment! She should just have just held her head high, and accepted her defeat with class – just like Manny Pacquiao.

In another write-up, she was quoted “I have been doing 123 kilos and I knew I could easily lift 118. But it was not what I expected,” said Diaz. “I don’t know why I couldn’t lift such a weight.”

“It was very cold out there, it really didn’t help me in my final preparations,” she said.

In weight lifting, it’s all about who’s the strongest!  In training: rain or shine, you practice in whatever weather condition.  Everyone knows the Olympics would be held in London when it won the bid in 2005. Everyone knows it’s cold there! Did she expect the Gods to change the weather condition for her benefit?

But perhaps it was genes that US weight lifter  Holley Mangold– whose brother, Nick,  a pro in US  National Football league- that got her to lift those barbells.  Or perhaps it was her training, maybe her whopping 350 lb weight – whatever the factor, she qualified.  She lifted those barbels.  She deserved it!

Then here comes Pinoy shooter Brian Rosario’s interview. Again, he blames the weather (read here), saying the wind was chilly when he was about to shoot the target, thus, missed. And swears on Abscbn interview that he’ll practice and train harder for the next 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Finally, Rosario hits the spot: PRACTICE and TRAIN HARDER in all weather conditions! I hope next time they would prepare more.  I hope next time, they won’t blame the hot weather in Rio by then!

And to the Pinoy boxer who didn’t blame the weather: Mark Barriga, a big CONGRATULATIONS!

So who’s to blame? Let me hear from you.


5 responses to “Pinoy Olympians blame the weather!

  1. Let’s all just leave it to that. Opinion na ninyo po yan Ms. Imee Patino. But I have to say, you are quite harsh about Diaz. As Grace said, it’s easy for you to criticize when you were not there. And it’s easy for you to post all those words just because of what you think. But then who cares of what YOU think? Those are your stereotypes. And I admit, we all have that. So complain and criticize and think all you want. Ikaw na teh 😉

  2. Ano namang nakakahiya dun? Porke umiyak? Natural lang yun, bata pa sya. Babae. Mas humanga ako kasi na-describe nya in detail kung paano sya nagfail. Naiyak din ako nang sabihin nyang naisip nya agad ang mga Pilipinong nanunuod at umaasa sa kanya. Huwag nating i-compare kay Pacman. Ang laban ni Pacman, kahit talo sya, mas malaki pa rin ang premyo nya. Olympics ‘to, teh.

    • teh, umiyak siya sa ABSCBN interview to get people’s sympathy. And she successfully got yours.

      Sa opinyon ko, hindi na dapat siya nagexplain – she wasn’t able to lift the weight, period.

      You’re right: Bata pa, emotionally immature! Pero kung iiyak ka dahil di mo nabuhat, at mababa yung rank niya sa board, well, her best wasn’t that good enough! I would understand kung umiyak siya dahil she was cheated on.

  3. Imee Patino, what do you know about being an athlete or a competitor sportsperson? How could you say you are embarrassed because Hidilyn broke down in tears. She is after all a human being with emotions! Different people take it differently. You could be best of the best, but it can still not go your way on the day. It is easier for you to criticise because you were not there. She competed and participated, which is more than what you can say for yourself! The Philippines is a small country with small funding. How about you start helping by raising some money to assist their training?

    • Grace, in my opinion kasi, umiyak siya sa ABSCBN dahil natalo, and to get people’s sympathy! you don’t cry over spilled milk. maniniwala pa ako kung umiyak siya dahil she was cheated on! – like sa south korean fencing team! the referee preferred the caucasian.

      On Diaz: clear cut, she didn’t lift the weight. My opinion, when you train more than 100% – and money isn’t the excuse, look at Onyok and Velasco, super training and hard work even when money wasn’t even available- then you have more chances of winning or at least rank high!

      Yes, you’re right: there’s still luck involved in the end, however, she ranked 11th on the 58kgs. Same goes to Rosario, the shooter, who ranked 36 over 38. I would say luck played on swimmer Alkhaldi, she placed 5th on swimming, and Barriga lost by a point vs kazakhstan- they almost nicked it- did you see tears from them on tv, lest Abscbn? NO! They kept quiet and knew they need to train 200% harder!

      The Olympic rules state that funding of athletes training, nutrition, travel etc…should come from private funding, and not from the government. In other countries, they sift their athletes in school tournaments-the schools fund it or they find sponsors. Kaya nga naglalaban inter-schools to see who is best. Alkhaldi’s father is a Saudi Arabian businessman, and Rosario is a businessman himself, im sure they funded themselves for the Olympics. If i was a billionaire, I would fund our athletes. NY times had a good write-up about funding athletes – read here

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