MANILA, Philippines – After making a fight against his opponent in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics held at Kokugikan Arena on Sunday, August 1, Eumir Marcial has ensured the Philippines of another medal.
Eumir Marcial knocked out Armenian Arman Darchinyan in the first round to win a spot in the men’s middleweight semifinals at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, ensuring at least a bronze medal.
The Filipino boxer knocked out his opponents in the first round of the quarter-finals contest in just 2 minutes and 11 seconds.
“I didn’t expect I would finish the fight in the first round because I know he’s a good boxer, a strong boxer. That’s boxing, you know? You don’t expect the punch,” Eumir said.
Marcial will compete on Thursday, August 5, and if he wins his semifinal bout against the European, reigning champion Oleksandr Khyzhniak of Ukraine, he would bring the Philippines another gold medal match.
Photo Courtesy: The Philippine Star
Philippines on winning Gold
The Philippines clinched its first Gold medal in the history of the Olympics through Hidilyn Diaz last Monday, July 26.
Hidilyn won the women’s 55-kg weightlifting event of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
Diaz won the gold medal with a total score of 224, beating China’s Liao Qiuyun at the Tokyo International Forum.
If Nesthy wins, she will become the country’s second gold medalist at the Tokyo Olympics after nearly 100 years of trying to reach the top spots.
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