Nesthy Petecio of the Philippines faces top seed Lin Yu Ting of Chinese Taipei in an early clash between the top contenders in the women’s 57 kg class at the 2023 Asian Games on Friday, Sept. 29.
The Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) brought about 25 athletes to represent the 247 medalists of the 32nd Southeast Asian Games to the offices of Pioneer Insurance in Makati City on Monday, July 17, to celebrate their victories.
GLORY is addictive and with the Tokyo delight of Pinoy Olympians, I’m sure it will not hurt if we will make appreciation a regular habit. Hidilyn, the heroine of Zamboanga, is now made for life, while Nesthy, Eumir and scavenger-turned multi-millionaire Carlo are now part of our vocabulary.
Filipina boxer Nesthy Petecio secured the Philippines’ second medal of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games after barging into the semi-finals of the women’s featherweight on Wednesday at the Kokugikan Arena.
PSC chairman William “Butch” Ramirez said it’s understandable that Filipinos are expecting Pinoy Olympians to deliver the goods in the Tokyo Olympics.
It is heartwarming to note that in this time of the pandemic, Philippine sports is boosting our spirits. We’ve lost a lot of friends already, businesses are shattered, movements are limited, and some of us are still waiting for the first jab. We should not make fools of ourselves and turn blind to reality.