Hidilyn Diaz is the Philippines’ Olympic hero, two years after being accused of plotting against Duterte

Two years before winning a gold medal at the Tokyo Olympics on Monday, Philippine weightlifter Hidilyn Diaz was mocked and threatened online after her name was included on a list of dozens of people alleged to be plotting to oust President Rodrigo Duterte. But with the 30-year-old ending her country’s near century-long wait for an Olympic Gold in the women’s 55kg class event and receiving accolades all round, senior Duterte aides have sought to distance themselves from that episode without…