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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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US pole vaulter exits Tokyo Olympics after testing Covid positive

  TOKYO (Anadolu/PNA)– The team leader of the athletics delegation in the Tokyo Olympics here is adding a lot of extra precautions for Filipino pole vaulter EJ Obiena on Thursday after two of his rivals, including world No. 2 Sam Kendricks of the United States, tested positive for Covid-19. Terry Capistrano, the Philippine Athletics Track and … Continue reading

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Petecio assured of Olympic medal, Rule bows out

By Ivan Stewart Saldajeno   Boxer Nesthy Petecio (File photo) MANILA (Philippines News Agency) – Filipina boxer Nesthy Petecio is now assured of at least an Olympic bronze medal after beating Yeni Arias of Colombia in the women’s featherweight quarterfinals at the Kokugikan Arena in Tokyo on Wednesday. Despite an aggressive stance from Arias, Petecio landed the more … Continue reading