MANILA, Philippines – Filipina boxer Nesthy Petecio is guaranteed of at least a bronze medal after outpointing Yeni Arias Castaneda of Colombia in the women’s featherweight quarterfinal of the 2020 Olympics at the Kokugikan Arena in Tokyo on Wednesday.
Petecio thus secures the Philippines’ second Olympic medal after Hidilyn Diaz won a historic gold in weightlifting Monday night.
She made easy work of Congo’s Marcelat Sakobi in her Olympic debut last Saturday, then took care of World No. 1 Yu-Ting Lin of Chinese Taipei in her second bout two days later.
With Petecio assured of another medal, this is the first time since 1932 that the Philippines won multiple medals from the Olympics.