As early as now, Filipina Olympic silver medalist Nesthy Petecio is already keeping her eyes on the gold medal in the 2024 Paris Olympics.

/ 13 August 2021

The 29-year-old boxer’s feat made history as the first Filipina boxer to win an Olympic medal.

Now back home, Petecio says she is now aiming for the top podium finish for her next Olympics and she will not stop achieving that goal.

The Davaoeña athlete is now more determined to improve on her silver finish in her first Olympics after her loss to Sena Irie of Japan in the women’s featherweight class.

Isa lang po ‘yung sasabihin ko po. Walang hinto hangga’t walang ginto,” said Petecio on Tuesday during the Philippine Sportswriters Association Forum via video conference.

Historic weightlifter Hidilyn Diaz and fellow medalists Carlo Paalam and Eumir Marcial were also present in the online forum on Tuesday.

Petecio’s major motivation is her desire to follow in the footsteps of fellow Mindanaoan athlete, Hidilyn Diaz, who earned the country’s first-ever Olympic gold medal.

Just like Diaz, who first won a silver in the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Games before her victorious win in Tokyo, Petecio dreams to capture the first boxing gold for the Philippines in the next Olympics.

Hahabulin kita, Champ,” Petecio told Diaz during the conference.

Sige lang. Walang competition. We have to motivate each other,” Diaz said as she encouraged Petecio to fulfill her mission.

Petecio is also focused on securing the gold in the Southeast Asian Games and the Asian Games next year.

Moreover, Fellow boxers Carlo Paalam and Eumir Marcial are also in high hopes of representing the country again in Paris after an outstanding podium finish from their first Olympics.