Carlo Paalam

Last Updated on January 3, 2023 by Andrew Pirie

Carlo Paalam settles for silver

Carlo Paalam rounds off the Philippines’ best-ever Olympic Showing. With a 4-0 loss to Galal Yafei. The Philippines now ends its Tokyo 2021 Olympic Campaign with 1 Gold, 2 Silvers a bronze.

Carlo Paalam moves to challenge for Gold in Olympic Final.

The Philippines now has the chance of winning a second gold medal through Boxer Carlo Paalam. He beat his semi-final opponent, Tanaka of Japan, convincingly 5-0. After that, he will face Britain’s Galal Yafei, the 2018 Prestigious Golden Belt winner, with the match taking place at 14:00 (Japanese time) on August 7th. Boxing has won a Silver via Nesthy Petecio and Bronze via Eumir Marcial.

Carlo Paalam assured of at least a bronze

August 3

Carlo Paalam has assured himself of a medal with Nesthy Petecio and Eumir Marcial after defeating his quarter-final opponent Shakhobidin Zoirov in the 48-52kg Flyweight Boxing at the Tokyo Olympic Games 4-0 decision. Shakhobidin, the defending 2016 Olympic Champion, suffered a surprise loss to the Filipino athlete.

Paalam will now face Ryomei Tanaka of Japan in Semi-Final 1 on  August 5 at 14:30 (Japan Time). 

Former POC President and ABAP Boxing head Ricky Vargas boxers have delivered more than one medal but will be assured of several this Olympics.


Paalam joins his teammates in the next round for Boxing

Carlo Paalam of the Philippines made light work of his first-round opponent Brendan Irvine of Ireland, the 2017 European Bronze medalist winning 4-1. With 4 of the 5 judges ruling in favor of the Filipino. 

Paalam, who turned 23 10 days ago, is the 2018 Asian Games bronze medalist and moves next to the Round of 16 in the Mens 48-52kg flyweight division. 

Paalam joins his teammates Nesthy Petecio and Irish Magno, passing the first round and surviving in the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games. Petecio will have her second match later today and be up against Lin Yu-Ting of Taipei.







By Andrew Pirie

Andrew was elected Vice President of the Association of Track and Field Statisticians in 2020 after being a member for 7 years. He has worked as a PSC Consultant and Research Assistant from 2013-2015, Consultant, and Sprint Coach at Zamboanga Sports Academy from 2015-2017. And Currently is Consultant Coach with VMUF 2021- Current editor and chief of, and has recently done consultancy work for Ayala Corp evaluating the Track and Field Program. Coaches Sprints, Middle and Jump events he is  Level 3 Athletics Australia Coaching Certification in Sprints and Hurdles. Currently working towards a Masters Degree in Education. He can be contacted on [email protected] You can find more information on Coaching here

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