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Boxer Carlo Paalam Assured of Silver, Advances to Finals in Tokyo

Secures PH's best performance in the Olympics.
by The reportr team
Aug 5, 2021
Photo/s: REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh

(UPDATE) Light-flyweight boxer Carlo Paalam advanced to the finals at the Tokyo Olympics on Thursday, assured of at least a silver medal in the Philippines' best performance so far at the Summer Games.

Paalam, 23, beat Japan's Ryomei Tanaka 5-0 at the Kokugikan Arena. He will face Britain's Galal Yafai on Aug. 7, 1 p.m.

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Compatriots Hidilyn Diaz and Nesthy Petecio won gold and silver and weightlifting and boxing, respectively. Boxer Eumir Marcial, assured of a bronze, will fight for sport in the finals later in the day.

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