Filtered By: Sports

Nesthy Petecio cheers on Carlos Yulo a day before Olympic vault finals

From one champion to another.

Already assured of a silver medal, boxer Nesthy Petecio wished Carlos Yulo good luck a day before he steps onto the final round of the vault at the Tokyo Olympics artistic gymnastics competition.



The Filipina boxer chanced upon the 21-year-old gymnast inside the Tokyo Olympic Village and posted a photo of them on Twitter on Sunday.

"Kaway kaway! With bunso, @c_edrielzxs good luck and God bless bukas champ!"

Petecio is now off to the gold medal round of the women's featherweight division after winning via a split decision over Irma Testa of Italy in their semifinals bout on Saturday.

Yulo, meanwhile, will return to action on Monday in the vault finals after bowing out of five other apparatus, including his pet event, the floor exercise.

The Filipino won the gold in floor in the World Artistic Gymnastics Championships in 2019.

But regardless of his result in the Tokyo Games, Petecio said Yulo has already made the Philippines proud.

"Kahit anong mangyari, Proud kami sayo tandaan mo yan!"

—Bea Micaller/JMB, GMA News