Petecio assured of medal in Tokyo

Filipino boxer Nesthy Petecio is assured of winning at least a bronze medal in the Tokyo Olympics.

This was after Petecio scored a unanimous victory over Yeni Marcela Arias Castaneda of Colombia in the women’s featherweight division quarterfinals match Wednesday morning at the Kokugikan Arena.

Philippines' Nesthy Petecio (red) and Colombia's Yeni Marcela Arias Castaneda fight during their women's feather (54-57kg) quarter-final boxing match during the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at the Kokugikan Arena in Tokyo on July 28, 2021. AFP PHOTO

Philippines’ Nesthy Petecio (red) and Colombia’s Yeni Marcela Arias Castaneda fight during their women’s feather (54-57kg) quarter-final boxing match during the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at the Kokugikan Arena in Tokyo on July 28, 2021. AFP PHOTO

Petecio will advance to the semis where a victory catapults her to the gold medal match.

The Philippines won its first gold medal in the Olympics in 97 years on Monday courtesy of weightlifter Hidilyn Diaz.

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