- Nesthy Petecio recently made headlines after she bagged a silver medal at the Tokyo Olympics
- Petecio also became the first-ever Filipina boxer to win an Olympic medal
- Despite making history, Petecio asked for Filipinos’ forgiveness after she fell short in her bid for gold
- Filipino netizens then assured that they are still proud of the Filipina Olympian's achievement
Nesthy Petecio’s recent social media post has caught the attention of many netizens.
It can be recalled that Petecio brought pride to the country after bagging a silver medal in the women’s featherweight final at the Tokyo Olympics on Tuesday.
She likewise made history for becoming the first-ever Filipina boxer to win an Olympic medal.
Despite her tremendous performance at the Olympics, Petecio took to Twitter to ask for Filipinos’ forgiveness for falling short in her bid for gold.
“Pasensya na po kayo, silver lang nakayanan ko. Ginawa ko po lahat kanina sa taas ng ring. Salamat po ng marami sa dasal at supporta niyo. Higit sa lahat sa diyos! At safe kami pareho ng kalaban ko. Babalik po tayo Mas Malakas.”
On the other hand, Pinoy netizens expressed how proud they are of the Filipina boxer.
“Hindi mo kailangang mag-sorry, Nesthy! Gumawa ka ng kasaysayan para sa Pilipinas. Tiwala kami sa iyong galing at tapang. Sabi mo nga noon, hindi tayo hihinto hanggang walang ginto. Laban, Nesthy! Padayon!”
“Your SILVER medal will never be a "lang" to our country. No need to feel sorry about it. You fought a good fight and most especially YOU MADE HISTORY!”
“Proud of you nesthy pinaghirapan mo yan! Congrats!!!”
“noooo.. makakuha ka man o hindi ng medalya ang mga kagaya nyong atletang nagbubuwis buhay ay isang karangalan para sa ating bansa..”
Nesthy Petecio is a Filipina boxer. She has won a gold medal at the 2019 AIBA Women's World Boxing Championships.
Olympic gold medalist Hidilyn Diaz recently expressed how proud she is of Petecio. This, after the Filipina boxer bagged a silver medal in the women’s featherweight final at the Tokyo Olympics 2020. According to Diaz, she also became emotional while watching :Petecio’s fight against Japan’s Sena Irie.
Petecio is set to receive jaw-dropping cash rewards. Aside from cash rewards, a house and lot, a condo and free flights also await Petecio.
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