- Eumir Marcial will go home with an Olympic bronze medal following his tight slugfest versus Oleksandr Khyzhniak of Ukraine
- The Filipino boxer has settled for bronze after a heartbreaking 3-2 split decision, in favor of Khyzhniak, in the semifinals of the Tokyo Olympics’ men's middleweight category
- Marcial’s bronze is the Philippines’ third medal from the ongoing 2020 Olympics
- Marcial, on the other hand, was pleasured with his experience at the Olympics
Eumir Marcial has added a bronze medal to the Philippines’ medal haul at the ongoing Tokyo Olympics.
As per Manila Bulletin, Marcial has settled for bronze after a heartbreaking 3-2 split decision defeat versus Oleksandr Khyzhniak of Ukraine in the semifinal round of the men's middleweight division at the Kokugikan Arena on Thursday.
According to Rappler, Khyzhniak, who has not lost in over five years, extended his winning streak to 62.
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Meanwhile, the Filipino boxer will go home with the Philippines' second boxing medal of the 2020 Olympics after Nesthy Petecio's silver from women's featherweight.
In a report by ABS-CBN News, Marcial expressed pleasure with his journey at the said Olympics.
"I won the bronze medal, so I'm so proud of myself. But if they give me a chance again and the opportunity to compete in another Olympics, I'll just grab the opportunity, and I'll work again, hard, to win the gold medal," he added.
Eumir Marcial is a Filipino boxer who has represented the Philippines in numerous worldwide competitions. He recently won a bronze medal at the Tokyo Olympics 2020.
On Tuesday, his fellow Olympian and boxer, Nesthy Petecio, became the first-ever Filipina boxer to win an Olympic medal after bagging a silver in the women’s featherweight final at the Tokyo Olympics. The Olympic silver medalist will then receive at least P17 million in cash rewards. Aside from cash rewards, a house and lot, a condo and free flights also await Petecio.
Olympic gold medalist Hidilyn Diaz then expressed how proud she is of Petecio. According to Diaz, she even became emotional while watching Petecio’s fight against Japan’s Sena Irie.
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