Filipino boxing champion Nesthy Petecio eagerly anticipates the enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) in Baguio to be lifted so he can return to his training regimen.
Baguio will still have some restrictions when the ECQ is downgraded to general community quarantine (GCQ) but Petecio said it will help her return to normal training in the pursuit of her Olympic dream.
She said, “I want to quickly buckle down to work once the GCQ starts to be in effect. I need to get my condition back for the Olympics, where my sights are still on lock.”
Petecio was the 2019 SEA Games gold medalist, who fell short in the quarterfinals of the Asia and Oceania Olympic Boxing Qualification last March in Jordan.
The 28-year-old boxing star was supposed to get another shot in the Global Boxing Qualifiers this May in Paris, France that was cancelled together with other Olympic qualifiers and the whole 2020 Tokyo Olympics due to the pandemic.
She said clinching a slot at the Summer Games could only be realized when she resumes with her personal training in Baguio. Since the start of the quarantine, Petecio’s training has been limited to 4-round punch mitts. She said she wants to take quick trip home in Davao, if possible, to visit her family.