From Hidilyn Diaz to Momiji Nishiya, here are all the Asian athletes winning gold medals for the first time

The Tokyo 2020 Olympics officially kicked off on July 23 and by now, the games are in full swing with multiple events happening from day to night as the world's top athletes compete at the world's biggest stage. Of course, at this point, the race to accumulate the most gold medals for each individual country is on.

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As we slowly see more and more athletes rack up gold medals for their countries, we zoom in to take a look at the athletes competing at the Olympics who are earning individual pride as well as national.  

Keep reading to find out who the Asian Olympians are who have earned their very first Olympic gold medals at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics. 

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1. The Philippines: Hidilyn Diaz