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Palace hails boxer Carlo Paalam for clinching Olympic silver medal

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Philippines’ Carlo Paalam celebrates his silver medal in the course of the medal ceremony for the lads’s fly (48-52kg) boxing remaining bout in the course of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Video games on the Kokugikan Area in Tokyo on August 7, 2021. (Photograph by Luis ROBAYO / POOL / AFP)

MANILA, Philippines —  Malacañang has lauded boxer Carlo Paalam for bagging a silver medal within the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

“The whole Filipino nation may be very pleased with the silver medal end of Carlo Paalam within the Males’s Flyweight Boxing Competitors in Tokyo,” presidential spokesperson Harry Roque mentioned in an announcement on Saturday.

The Palace official hoped that Paalam’s efficiency can be an inspiration to youthful Filipinos.

“Carlo’s street to the Olympics is the story of Filipinos – one stuffed with perseverance, sacrifice, and exhausting work.  Could Carlo’s efficiency additional serves as an inspiration to the younger technology of Filipinos,” he mentioned.

Paalam clinched a silver medal in his struggle with Britain’s Galal Yafai.

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Roque mentioned the Palace is “grateful” to Filipino athletes who joined within the prestigious sporting occasion for representing the nation.

“We’re grateful to all of the Filipino athletes who participated within the Tokyo Olympics for showcasing their world-class expertise, representing the nation and uplifting the spirit of our folks in these making an attempt instances of COVID-19. We thanks for giving the Philippines its finest Olympic efficiency in historical past,” he mentioned.

The Philippines ended its Olympic marketing campaign with one gold medal, two silver medals, and one bronze medal.

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