Should Petecio win gold on August 3, Tuesday, it will be Philippines’ second Olympic title after Hidilyn Diaz’s historic feat in weightlifting last week. Testa capitalized on her reach, showing more aggressiveness in the opening round to get nods from all the judges.
But Petecio returned in the second round feistier, connecting to the body of the Italian foe which appeared to have surprised Testa. The Filipino athlete eventually tied the match after two rounds.In the final round, the Pinay pug continued unleashing flurry of attacks while Testa was still trying to counter the quick punches thrown by Petecio.
In the end, all but one judge gave the final round to the Philippines. Petecio's medal will be the country's first boxing accolade at the Olympics since the silver of Onyok Velasco in the 1996 Atlanta Games.She is also assured of receiving at least P17 million as incentives, after business tycoons Manny V. Pangilinan and Ramon Ang pledged P5 million each for an Olympic silver medal. headtopics.com
Rep. Mikee Romero also promised to give P2 million to any Filipino athlete, who will be placing second at the Olympics.These are all on top of the P5 million incentive from the government as mandated by the law.Petecio will face the winner in the second semis bout between Japan’s Sena Irie and Karriss Artingstall of Great Britain.
The Filipina athlete made it to the medal round after a dominating 5-0 win over Colombia’s Yeni Marcela Arias Castaneda. Testa, on the other hand, defeated Caroline Veyre of Canada in their quarterfinal bout. Meanwhile, Malacañang also joined the Filipino nation in congratulating Petecio on her victory in Japan.
In a statement, Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque said they also rejoiced at the impressive performances of the Filipino Olympians earlier.“We are one with the Filipino people in rejoicing the performance of our athletes in today's schedule of games of the Tokyo Olympics,” he said.
Roque also made mention of EJ Obiena and Carlo Paalam’s qualification to the next rounds of their respective events. “We congratulate Nesthy Petecio in winning the women’s boxing featherweight semifinals of the Tokyo Olympics and securing a second Olympic medal for the Philippines; EJ Obiena for leaping into the finals of the Men's Pole Vault; and Carlo Paalam for clinching a quarter finals ticket in the men's boxing flyweight class,” Roque said. headtopics.com
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Boxer Petecio advances to final, one win away from Olympic goldFilipina boxer Nesthy Petecio put the Philippines on the brink of another Olympic gold medal, as she moved on to the championship round in women’s featherweight at the Tokyo Olympics Saturday. 🙏🏽 Goosebumps! Clap! Clap! Clap! For me, even at this point of the event, she's already a winner. A gold finish is just a bonus. But if she gets it, then whaam! Fireworks!
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Nesthy Petecio two wins away from Philippines' first Olympic boxing goldAnother Filipina is on the verge of making Olympic history. ✨ Nesthy Petecio needs to beat Irma Testa of Italy to advance to the gold-medal match of the women's featherweight class. Tokyo2020 Olympics PHI Boxing 🙏🙏🙏 For the Gold! 🙏 Go girl.
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