After becoming the first boxer from the Philippines to have a podium finish at the Olympic Games for almost 25 years, Nesthy Petecio dedicated the achievement to the LGBTIQ+ community.
"This win is for the LGBTQ community. Let’s go, fight!" Petecio said on Tuesday, according to a translation from ESPN, after accepting the silver medal for placing second in the women’s featherweight boxing in Tokyo.
Petecio also encouraged other members of the LGBTIQ+ community to pursue their dreams.