Nesthy Petecio settles for silver medal
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Nesthy Petecio settles for silver medal

TOKYO—Nesthy Petecio yielded to Japan’s Sena Irie via unanimous decision on Tuesday at the Kokujikan Arena to settle for a silver medal at the Tokyo Olympics. Petecio up a strong stance against Irie but fell short of giving the Philippines its second gold medal in the Games. She tried to match Irie punch-for-punch but the … Continue reading

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Nesthy Petecio shoots for PH’s 2nd Olympic gold medal

  GOLD HUNTING. Nesthy Petecio reacts after beating Italy’s Irma Testa, 4-1, in the women’s boxing featherweight semifinals match to assure herself of an Olympic silver medal at the Kokugikan Arena in Tokyo on July 31, 2021. Petecio shoots for the Philippines’ second Olympic gold against Japan’s Sena Irie on Tuesday (Aug. 3). (Screengrab from One Sports) … Continue reading

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Petecio gets shot for Olympic gold; Paalam nears medal, too

By Ivan Stewart Saldajeno   Carlo Paalam (left) and Nesthy Petecio (right) (File photo) MANILA (Philippines News Agency) – Nesthy Petecio is now one win away from giving the Philippines another Tokyo Olympic gold after beating Irma Testa of Italy in the semifinals of the women’s featherweight boxing tournament at the Kokugikan Arena in the Japanese capital on … Continue reading

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PH Olympians can pull out ‘surprises’ in Tokyo: Ramirez

  Philippine Sports Commission chairman William “Butch” Ramirez (Screengrab) MANILA (Philippines News Agency) – Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) Chairman William “Butch” Ramirez lauded the hard work of the Filipino athletes as he expressed confidence that the 19-strong Tokyo Olympics qualifiers have what it takes to get a golden finish. “I’m so excited for the result of the … Continue reading

PSC chief on wins by Yulo, Petecio: “It’s inspiring”
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PSC chief on wins by Yulo, Petecio: “It’s inspiring”

PSC chief on wins by Yulo, Petecio: “It’s inspiring” By Ivan Stewart Saldajeno  MANILA (Philippines News Agency) — Almost two weeks ago, the Filipino sports community rejoiced to the news that Caloy Yulo and Nesthy Petecio won gold medals in separate world championships for gymnastics and women’s boxing, respectively. And with the recent wins coming through … Continue reading

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Palace praises Nesthy Petecio gold win in boxing world tilt

Palace praises Nesthy Petecio gold win in boxing world tilt By Azer Parrocha MANILA (Philippines News Agency) — Malacañang on Monday lauded Nesthy Petecio for becoming the second Filipino athlete to win a world championship in two consecutive days as she bagged a gold medal in the AIBA Women’s World Boxing Championship. Petecio’s win comes … Continue reading