It's Official: Filipina Boxer Nesthy Petecio Is Now a Step Closer to a Gold Medal
She won against Italian boxer Irma Testa in today's match.
(SPOT.ph) Filipina featherweight boxer Nesthy Petecio already guaranteed herself an Olympic medal after winning a quarterfinal match against Colombia's Arias Castaneda on July 28. And after winning against Italy's Irma Testa today, July 31, she has secured at least a silver medal—which also means she has a chance to snag an Olympic gold medal in her next match!
Petecio beat the Italian boxer with a 4-1 split decision. She may have lost the first round, but immediately took control on the next. The bid for the top rank is happening on August 3 at 12:05 p.m. (Philippine time), and we have yet to see who she's up against depending on who wins the semi-final match tonight at 6:24 p.m. between Great Britain's Karriss Artingstall and Japan's Sena Irie.
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