Carlo Paalam emotionally recalls being a 'mangangalakal' after his silver finish

Carlo Paalam emotionally recalls being a 'mangangalakal' after his silver finish

- Carlo Paalam, a Filipino boxer, has just made netizens tear up with his interview after his silver finish at the Tokyo Olympics

- On Saturday, August 7, the Filipino boxer could be seen tearfully recalling his days as a "mangangalakal" back then

- According to Paalam, his silver medal has a huge symbol in his life as the medal is made entirely out of recycled gadgets

- The boxer also openly admitted in the interview that he did not think he would be able to get silver at the Olympics

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Carlo Paalam, a Filipino boxer who achieved a silver finish at the Tokyo Olympics, was recently interviewed by Paolo del Rosario after his win.

During the interview, KAMI learned that Carlo could noticeably be seen turning emotional as he described the symbol of his medal in his life.

The video, which was posted by Paolo on Twitter, earned over 73,000 views with netizens sharing how the interview made them tear up.

Carlo Paalam emotionally recalls being a 'mangangalakal' after his silver finish
Carlo Paalam smiles for the camera during his stay in Thailand. Photo from Carlo Paalam (@paalamcarlo)
Source: Instagram

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"Nangangalakal ako dati. Parang may simbolo siya sakin eh, itong medal. Kasi galing siya sa mga gadget na sira, may connect siya sa buhay ko."

According to Carlo, he did not expect he would earn a Silver medal at the Tokyo Olympics after his fight against Galal Yafai.

"Bago ako nag-start dito, nagbo-boxing, nangangalakal ako," Carlo tearfully shared, his voice shaking as he recalled his life back then.

Watch the video below:

Carlo Paalam is an amateur Filipino boxer born in Bukidnon but spent almost a third of his childhood in Cagayan de Oro. He was born on July 16, 1998, in Balingoan, Misamis Oriental and when he was six years old, he and his family moved to Cagayan de Oro in search of better opportunities.

As reported earlier by KAMI, Carlo Paalam managed to get a Silver medal at the Tokyo Olympics 2020 after his fight with Galal Yafai.

The Filipino boxer was also greatly cheered on by his fellow countrymen after he won against Japan's Ryomei Tanaka.

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