Petecio secures at least a bronze
Boxer Nesthy Petecio is now guaranteed to take home at least a bronze medal after advancing to the semifinals of the women’s featherweight class with a unanimous decision win over Yeni Marcela Arias of Colombia.
All five judges scored the bout in favor of the Filipina, 30-27, 30-27, 29-28, 29-28, 29-28.
Petecio becomes the first Filipino to win an Olympic medal since Mansueto “Onyok” Velasco clinched silver in 1996 as the Philippines bags multiple medals in a single Olympics for the first time since 1932.
Rule caps off Tokyo 2020 campaign
Swimmer Remedy Rule closed out her maiden Olympic campaign in the semifinal of her pet event, the women’s 200m butterfly.
Rule clocked 2 minutes and 12.89 seconds for a 15th place finish overall, failing to advance to the final, where the top 8 swimmers will see action.
The Philippines is in prime position for another medal in the Tokyo Games as Olympic action resumes on Wednesday, July 28.
Boxer Nesthy Petecio can secure at least a bronze with a win over Yeni Marcela Arias Castaneda of Colombia in their women’s featherweight quarterfinal clash at 10 am.
Stunning top seed Lin Yu-Ting of Chinese Taipei in the round of 16, Petecio has the chance to become the first Filipino boxer to win an Olympic medal since Mansueto “Onyok” Velasco bagged silver in 1996.
By making the final four, Petecio will be guaranteed of a podium finish, with the semifinal losers earning bronze.
Meanwhile, swimmer Remedy Rule aims to advance to the next round as she sees action in the women’s 200m butterfly semifinals at 10:04 am.
Rule needs to finish inside the top eight to reach the finals.
In the afternoon, newly crowned weightlifting champion Hidilyn Diaz will arrive in the country two days since she made history as the first Filipino to clinch an Olympic gold medal.