, Pinoy pugs Petecio, Paalam qualify for Olympics – The Manila Occasions, Docuneedsph
, Pinoy pugs Petecio, Paalam qualify for Olympics – The Manila Occasions, Docuneedsph

FILIPINO boxers Nesthy Petecio and Carlo Paalam have formally certified for the Tokyo Olympics on Friday by “advantage of their highest standing of their respective weight classes,” in accordance with the Boxing Activity Power rankings.

Petecio certified for the ladies’s featherweight division (57 kg) as did Paalam within the males’s flyweight class (52kg).

Affiliation of Boxing Alliances within the Philippines (ABAP) President Ricky Vargas welcomed the event with elation and known as on countrymen to rally behind the Filipino athletes.

“Allow us to all get collectively and concentrate on the challenges forward not solely of our boxers, however all Filipino athletes. Now, greater than ever, they want us to face firmly behind them,” mentioned Vargas.

Pinoy boxers Eumir Marcial and Irish Magno additionally received their confirmatory notices of qualification on Friday, however as early as final yr, the 2 pugs had already booked their tickets to the Olympics through the Asian-Oceanian Olympic qualifiers in Amman, Jordan.

It was the Worldwide Olympic Committee Boxing Activity Power that despatched the confirmatory notices to the Philippine Olympic Committee.

Marcial certified for the boys’s middleweight class (75 kg) whereas Magno did so within the ladies’s Flyweight division (52 kg).

With these developments, the tally of Filipino athletes competing in Tokyo has risen to 6. The opposite two qualifiers are gymnast Carlos Yulo and pole vaulter EJ Obiena.

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