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This Pinay Boxer Just Bagged A Gold Medal At The AIBA Women's World Boxing Championships

It's another win for the Philippines!

Filipina boxer Nesthy Petecio just took home the gold medal at the AIBA Women’s World Boxing Championships held in Ulan-Ude, Russia on October 13.

The 27-year-old boxer bested Russian Liudmila Vorontsove in a three-round affair but settled for a split decision. According to a report, “Three of the judges 30-27, 30-27 and 29-28 for Petecio, while the other two had it 30-27 and 29-28 for the Russian.”

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During the semifinals held on October 12, Nesthy won the Philippines a silver medal after she beat England’s Karris Artingstall, 4-1, in the featherweight semi-final of the AIBA World Boxing Championship.

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Along with Nesthy bagging a boxing gold medal, the country is also celebrating another sports win this weekend as Carlos Yulo became the first Filipino gymnast to win a gold medal at the FIG Artistic Gymnastics World Championships.

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