NESTHY PETECIO OWES HER OLYMPIC CAREER TO COACH BOY VELASCO
Olympic silver medalist Nesthy Petecio said that she owes her Tokyo Olympics success to her coach Nolito "Boy" Velasco.
/ 7 August 2021
Petecio said that when the athletes have won, the coaches do not get much credit for the success they have achieved.
“Kapag kasi kami ang nananalo, minsan hindi na napapansin ang mga coaches. Behind sa success na nakukuha namin, may gumagabay po sa amin paano kami maging malakas at bakit nakuha namin ang achievement na ito,” Petecio said.
Petecio was the first female boxer from the Philippines to win a silver medal in the Olympics.
After winning the silver medal, Petecio got emotional and immediately went to Velasco to give the coach a tight hug.