Sat. Sep 30th, 2023

Filipino boxing wager Nesthy Petecio in the course of the 2022 Asian Video games ship off. –MARLO CUETO/INQUIRER.internet

MANILA, Philippines—Nesthy Petecio has her eyes firmly on the gold in what she feels could possibly be her “final shot” as she competes within the 2022 Asian Video games in Hangzhou, China.

Petecio, who received gold within the not too long ago concluded thirty second Southeast Asian Video games, can win one other gold medal this yr within the continental meet–which additionally serves as an Olympic qualifier for Paris.

“That is very, essential to me as a result of I’m pondering that this can be my final shot. We’re not getting any youthful, we’re getting older. We’re additionally feeling issues now,” stated Petecio in Filipino in the course of the Asian Video games send-off on Monday.

“It’s going to depend upon what would occur right here so that is necessary to me.”

Petecio, a feared identify within the girls’s featherweight division, turned 31 years outdated final April.

The Davao native reigned supreme within the 60kg girls’s class of the SEA Video games just a few months in the past after defeating Ratna Sari Devi of Indonesia within the Ultimate.

Petecio additionally introduced glory to the Philippines within the 2020 Tokyo Olympics with a silver medal within the featherweight division.

As soon as once more, she  is dedicating her efficiency to her household, the nation and most significantly, herself.

“I’ll be dedicating these Asian Video games for my household, as at all times, that’s primary, for the nation and likewise for myself,” Petecio stated. “Final Tokyo (Olympics), it was all for the household so this time, I’ll dedicate it to me as effectively.”

The Asian Video games begin on September 23.

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