A punch away from gold, Nesthy Petecio secures Olympic and got many people celebrate with her.
NESTHY PETECIO – Filipina boxer Nesthy Petecio defeats Irma Testa of Italy via split decision and is now a punch away from bagging the gold medal.
A second gold medal for the Philippines is now within reach after Hidilyn Diaz bagged the gold in weightlifting in the 55 kg category. She has now returned to the country and a lot of rewards await her for her hard work and sacrifices just to give pride to the country. She broke the medal drought for the country for over nine decades.
And now, securing another medal for the country, Nesthy Petecio can only have either silver or medal after defeating Irma Testa of Italy via split decision, 4-1, during the semifinals of the women’s featherweight division of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics’ boxing tournament Saturday held at the Kokugikan Arena.
Testa was a much taller foe compared to the Pinay boxer but her aggressiveness in the entire match beat the Italian boxer. She secured the country of the silver medal and will be moving to punch for gold. She will be facing either Sena Irie of Japan or Karriss Artingstall of Great Britain.
Celebrating her triumph with her are the people online who, as early as now, are now so proud of Petecio. Check out the reactions below:
Our reaction when Nesthy announced as winner!
She’s guaranteed the silver medal and made it to the gold medal match!
Nesthy is going for GOLD!!!!
Grabe!!!!!!!! Congratulations!!!!! GO NESTHY!!!!!!!! WAAAAAH!!!!
It came down to who wanted it more. When Nesthy Petecio wanted to fight, Irma Testa wanted to hold.
Silver guaranteed but we won’t settle for that. Go for GOLD!
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