Olympics Results: Eumir Marcial knocks down opponent, advances to quarters

Eumir Marcial advances to quarters
The Philippines’ champion boxer, Eumir Marcial, knocked down his opponent in his Olympic debut. PSC photo.

The Olympics Results for Team Philippines today saw boxer Eumir Marcial knocking down his opponent and advancing to the quarterfinals, raising hopes for another podium finish for the Filipino nation.

Boxer Irish Magno ended her campaign while rower Cris Nievarez and golfer Juvic Pagunsan both continue their journey in Tokyo, Japan.

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EUMIR MARCIAL (Boxing)

Eumir Marcial quickly overthrew his ring opponent on his Olympic debut, causing the referee to stop the contest in Round 1.

Marcial met Algeria’s Younes Nemouchi in the Men’s Middleweight 69-75 kg. division match on Thursday, July 29, and wrapped up the bout at 2:41 when the referee stepped in to end the bout after the Algerian suffered a bloody cut about his right eye.

The 25-year-old Filipino champion in boxing earned an outright spot in the Round of 16 preliminaries, bypassing the Round of 32 matches by virtue of his AIBA Top 4 world ranking.

Eumir Marcial advances to the quarterfinals against Arman Darchinyan of Armenia on Sunday, August 1. Another win will send the Filipino to a medal match.

The AIBA Men’s World Boxing Championships silver medalist punched his ticket to the Summer Games in Japan after winning his middleweight bout at the Asia Oceania Olympic Qualifiers in Amman, Jordan last year.

Marcial was the Philippines’ male flagbearer in the Tokyo Olympics opening ceremony.

IRISH MAGNO (Boxing)

Irish Magno was the bright spot for the Philippines on Sunday as she won her bout. PSC photo.

Irish Magno, the first Filipina boxer to punch a ticket for the Olympics, ended her Olympic journey in the Round of 16 of the Women’s Flyweight 48-51kg division.

Magno lost by unanimous decision to Jutamas Jitpong of Thailand, 5-0, after 4 judges scored against the Filipino, 27-30, while another judge scored 26-30.

Magno started her campaign strong with a dominant ruling of Christine Ongare of Kenya in their Round of 32 bout via unanimous decision, 5-0, last Sunday, July 25, to advance to the next round.

The Filipina boxer from Iloilo has collected medals for the Philippines in three out of four editions of the Southeast Asian Games, including a bronze medal in bantamweight in 2013, as well as flyweight medals in 2015 and 2019.

JUVIC PAGUNSAN (Golf)

Juvic Pagunsan teed off on his Olympic campaign today in the Men’s Round 1.

Pagunsan started his campaign strong playing consistently on the greens to earn a 5th place tie with his 5-under par 66.

Juvic Pagunsan continues to Round 2 on Friday.

Juvic Pagunsan secured a spot in the quadrennial meet in Japan by finishing 49th in the global ranking for male golfers.

Pagunsan brought home three golds and a bronze medal for the Philippines at the SEA Games in 2001 and 2005. He most recently won his maiden Japan Golf Tour title in the 2021 Mizuno Open after playing for ten years in the league.

The country’s lone male representative in golf joins the Tokyo-bound national contingent with the youngest U.S. Women’s Open winner Yuka Saso and Bianca Pagdanganan.

CRIS NIEVAREZ (Rowing)

The Philippines’ champion rower Cris Nievarez finished 5th in the semifinal match for his Olympic Classification in the Men’s Single Sculls Group C/D and will again take to the waters for the Final D match for places 19 to 24 overall.

Nievarez kicked off Team Philippines’ campaign on a high note on Opening Day, July 23, after placing in the Top 3 of his heat and advanced to the quarterfinals.

The Filipino rower settled for 5th place in the Men’s Single Sculls quarterfinals with a time of 7:50.74.

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