She did it. Nesthy Petecio is the first Filipina boxer to ever bag a medal from the Olympics. Her silver win against Japan’s Sena Irie during the women’s featherweight final is the Philippines’ second medal for this year’s Games. It’s also a historic feat for the 29-year-old since she’s competing in a sports category that’s being featured for the first time ever at the Olympics.
P5 million from National Government
Silver medalists get P5 million cash incentives while gold medalists and bronze medalists get P10 million and P2 million respectively.
P5 million each pledged by corporate magnates
P2 million from Deputy Speaker Mikee Romero
Nesthy Petecio wins the #silver medal 🇵🇭
Philippines’ second Olympic medal at #Tokyo2020
Well done, Nesthy. A magnanimous and noble ending showing plenty of respect to your counterpart 👏#UnitedByEmotion | #StrongerTogether | #Olympics pic.twitter.com/1C4UZAJ9y1
— #Tokyo2020 (@Tokyo2020) August 3, 2021
In addition to her cash incentives so far, Petecio will also receive money pledged for silver medalists by Deputy Speaker Mikee Romero.
Free miles with PAL
Free flights with AirAsia
AirAsia awards Petecio 5 years of unlimited flights as an Olympic silver medalist. “Congratulations Nesthy! You definitely punched your mightiest to win this recognition for the Philippines,” said AirAsia Philippines Spokesperson Steve Dailisan. “Your victory is an inspiration to everyone battling the pandemic to continue and never give up on the fight no matter what.”
“We are very proud of this huge accomplishment of Nesthy Petecio,” said Suntrust president Harrison Paltongan. Her silver medal in the Olympics is a historic one because this women’s featherweight division of boxing debuts only in this Tokyo Olympics, and she is the first silver medalist in the category.”
Brand new house and lot
Free Nestle products
These are just some of Petecio’s winnings so far. Over the next few days, we’re sure the history-maker is going to get more cash incentives, and deals and sponsorships for brands.
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