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Eumir Marcial secures Olympic boxing bronze after KO win

TOKYO. Armenia's Arman Darchinyan, left, is knocked down by Eumir Marcial, of the Philippines, above, during their men's middleweight 75-kg boxing match at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Sunday, August 1, 2021, in Tokyo, Japan. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

PHILIPPINES' Eumir Marcial is assured of at least a bronze medal after knocking out Armenia's Arman Darchinyan in the first round of the men's middleweight (69-75 kilogram) boxing semifinals in the Tokyo Olympics Sunday, August 1, 2021.

Marcial's win has secured the country its third medal in the Olympics.

On July 26, 2021, the Philippines got its first-ever gold in the Olympics after Hidilyn Diaz, 30, won the women’s 55-kilogram weightlifting category.

Filipina boxer Nesthy Petecio secured a silver medal after a 4-1 decision win over Italy's Irma Testa in the semifinals of the women's feathereweight division on July 30, 2021. (JGS)

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