Tuesday, November 29, 2022

Cagayan De Oro Welcomes Olympic Medalist Paalam After Gold Win In Jordan

MANILA MAGAZINE

Cagayan De Oro Welcomes Olympic Medalist Paalam After Gold Win In Jordan

Spotlight

How do you feel about this story?

Like
Love
Haha
Wow
Sad
Angry

The city government welcomed Thursday the homecoming of Olympic medalist Carlo Paalam after his recent win in an international boxing tournament.

Mayor Rolando Uy, who received Paalam and his team during a courtesy visit, congratulated Paalam for winning the gold medal at the Asian Boxing Confederation’s Elite Boxing Championships 2022 held in Amman, Jordan on Nov. 13.

Paalam clinched the gold medal via a 4-1 split decision win over Makhmud Sabyrkhan of Kazakhstan in the men’s 54-kilogram bantamweight finals.

During a talk show interview hosted by former mayor Oscar Moreno a day earlier, Paalam said his opponents were taller than him, despite having the same weight.

“I have to be careful with their moves, they have the reach advantage,” he said.

Paalam, who won a silver medal at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, said he will always be proud to represent the city and the country in boxing competitions.

Meanwhile, Uy vowed they will continue to help budding athletes through the city government sports programs similar to what Moreno started, where Paalam was one of its standouts. (PNA)

Latest News

Spotlight

The Talk

More Stories

Angara Vows For Inclusion Of Targeted ‘Ayuda’ In 2023 Budget

Senator Sonny Angara urged the government to include "ayuda" in the 2023 budget to further support Filipinos during the pandemic.

2022 Ramon Magsaysay Awardees To Inspire Youth Leaders Via Public Forum

An online forum encouraging young leaders to participate in change will feature some of the 2022 Ramon Magsaysay Awardees.

Pia: Respect Women And Their Beliefs, Recognize Their Role In Nation-Building

Senator Pia Cayetano applauded National Hijab Day's objectives of respecting women's beliefs and acknowledging their contributions to society.

VP Sara Backs Reforestation Efforts Vs. Climate Change

To combat climate change and lower greenhouse gas emissions, Vice President Sara Duterte supported tree-planting campaigns.

Villanueva: Senate Debates Are The Essence Of Democracy

Senate Majority Leader Joel Villanueva highlighted debates for their effectiveness in defining policy options and demonstrating democracy in the nation.

Entertainment