Filipino Olympians: 5 facts to know about boxer Irish Magno

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Irish Magno of the Philippines, left, hits Sopida Satumrum of Thailand in a Women's Flyweight (51kg) Semifinal bout at the SEA Games in Singapore, Monday, June 8, 2015.(AP Photo/Joseph Nair)
Filipino boxer Irish Magno.(AP Photo/Joseph Nair)
  • Irish Magno is the first-ever Filipina boxer to punch a ticket for the Olympics.

Filipino boxer Irish Magno. (Photo: One Sports/YouTube)
Filipino boxer Irish Magno. (Photo: One Sports/YouTube)
  • She won honors for the Philippines in three of the last four SEA Games, collecting a bantamweight bronze medal in 2013, as well as flyweight medals in 2015 and 2019.

Filipino boxer Irish Magno. (Photo: One Sports/YouTube)
Filipino boxer Irish Magno. (Photo: One Sports/YouTube)
  • Back in 2012, she ruled the Taipei Open in Taiwan, capturing her first and only gold medal in the international circuit so far.

Filipino boxer Irish Magno. (Photo: Irish Magno/Facebook)
Filipino boxer Irish Magno. (Photo: Irish Magno/Facebook)
  • She is set to represent the country in the women’s flyweight division.

Filipino boxer Irish Magno. (Photo: Fitstart Gym Janiuay via Irish Magno/Facebook)
Filipino boxer Irish Magno. (Photo: Fitstart Gym Janiuay via Irish Magno/Facebook)
  • The 29-year-old boxer hails from Janiuay, Iloilo, where she began learning the ropes of the sport at the age of 16.

Ohmer Bautista is a sports journalist who has covered local and international sporting events in the Philippines. The views expressed are his own.

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