The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) said in a statement that it is proud of Airman First Class Eumir Marcial who bagged a bronze medal in boxing in the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo, Japan.
“A1C Marcial fought hard and showed the toughness of a true Filipino soldier,” the AFP said.
“We thank A1C Marcial as this is sure to further inspire his fellow service members to excel in their respective fields,” it added.
In a statement, National Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana also congratulated Marcial. “He displayed incredible mettle and skill in the ring; his last match was a hard-fought competition between two world-class athletes. We thank him for the pride and glory he has brought to the Filipino people despite the odds,” he said.
The national defense chief also praised the soldier-athlete for the hard work, courage, and sportsmanship that he exhibited at the prestigious sporting event. “Together with the rest of the nation, we are proud of you,” Lorenzana added.