Giving all that she had, Petecio battled like a victor notwithstanding winding up with the silver award in the ladies’ featherweight last at the Tokyo Olympics on Tuesday.
Notwithstanding a nearby battle, Sena, who transformed the session into a wrestling match because of her unnecessary clenching, left with a consistent choice success.
Petecio, however, stayed generous in disgrace. She offered her memorable triumph making her the principal Filipino female fighter to medal in the Olympics–to her group and the country.
“It implies a great deal to me since I commit this battle for my family, country, and my closest friend who died. I dedicate this medal to my mentors, esp Nolito Velasco. He forfeited a great deal for this opposition,” Petecio said.
“This is a significant competition, not for me but rather for my nation and mentors.”
The 29-year-old Davao del Sur courageous woman displayed all through the competition that she’s a power to deal with, conquering impressive enemies including highest level Lin Yu-Ting of Chinese Taipei and European champion Irma Testa on her route to the gold award round.
The terrible last setback, however, will not remove what the Philippine enclosing group had effectively accomplished at the current year’s Games–a three-medal pull with Eumir Marcial and Carlo Paalam still in conflict for the gold.
Japan’s Sena Irie kept Petecio from getting gold as she beat the Filipino for the third time in four gatherings since 2019–but a dubious triumph.