Filipina boxer Nesthy Petecio is trending now on Twitter after winning a silver medal for the Philippines on women’s Boxing Featherweight at Olympic Games Tokyo 2020.
With 53.9k tweets, netizens are filled with joy and glory for the Filipina boxer. Petecio was defeated by Sena Irie from Japan via anonymous decision.
Petecio, a 29-year-old Filipina boxer won, a gold medal before at the 2019 AIBA Women’s World Boxing Championships. She is the first-ever Filipina who has won a silver medal in boxing at Olympics.
Meanwhile, Boxer Carlo Paalam secured at least an Olympic bronze medal. He won against boxer Shakhobidin Zoirov of Uzbekistan.
As of now, the Philippines assured four Olympic medals coming from Diaz, Petecio, Paalam, and Marcial.