Tokyo Olympics silver medalist Nesthy Alcayde Petecio will banner the guest list at a special Davao Sportswriters Association (DSA) Forum at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, November 30, at the second floor of SM City Davao, fronting Anytime Fitness.
The 30-year-old Petecio, who recently bagged a bronze medal in the 2022 ASBC Asian Elite Men & Women Boxing Championships in Amman, Jordan, is on a short vacation before she returns to Manila to resume training with the national boxing team in preparation for a tight 2023 schedule, which includes qualifying tournaments for the 2024 Paris Olympics.
Petecio, who started her amateur boxing career in Davao City, is guesting in the sports forum for the first time since she rose to fame in 2019 after winning a gold medal in the Aiba Women’s World Boxing Championships and followed up by another gold in the country’s hosting of the 30th Southeast Asian (SEA) Games on the same year.
Last year, she made history by clinching the Philippines’ first-ever women’s boxing medal in the Olympics.
Other invited guests include Sports Development Division of the City Mayor’s Office (SDD-CMO) officer-in-charge Mikey Aportadera, Jose Maria College (JMC) Kings head coach Flordelito Cagampang, Basketball Avenue chairperson Aldin Celi, and renowned international PE and sports resource speaker Prof. Henry Daut.
The DSA Forum will resume at last after the weekly forum was halted in March 2020 when COVID-19 struck and severely hit the sports industry. (DSA)