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DOT STATEMENT ON NESTHY PETECIO’S SILVER MEDAL FINISH IN THE TOKYO 2020 OLYMPICS
The Department of Tourism (DOT) congratulates Nesthy Petecio for winning the silver medal in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics women’s featherweight division.
Petecio’s victory brings pride and joy to the Philippines as she is the first Filipina boxer to bag an Olympic medal, ending the country’s boxing medal drought since Onyok Velasco’s silver medal in the 1996 Summer Olympics. The DOT also celebrates Nesthy’s silver medal, along with Hidilyn Diaz’ gold, as these have led the Philippines to a multi-medal finish in the Olympics, a first for the country after 89 years.
The Department expresses its well wishes to Eumir Marcial, Carlo Paalam, EJ Obiena, Bianca Pagdanganan, and Yuka Saso in their remaining games, also thanking them along with the rest of the dedicated athletes from the Philippines for being a source of inspiration of Filipinos during these times.
Published:August 4, 2021