Filipino boxer Eumir Felix de los Santos Marcial was born on October 29, 1995.
He won a silver medal at the 2019 World Championships and a bronze medal in the 2020 Summer Olympics while competing as an amateur and representing the Philippines.
After beginning training for the first time, Marcial won the 2011 International Boxing Association (amateur) Junior World Championships after three years.
2013 saw him win the title of Best Asia Youth Boxer of the Year. At the 2015 Southeast Asian Games.
Marcial took home the gold medal in his weight class, and he also placed second in the ASBC Asian Confederation Boxing Championships.
Boxer Eumir Marcial Replaces Pole Vaulter EJ Obiena as Philippines Flag Bearer at Tokyo 2020
For Friday’s Olympic Opening Ceremony in Tokyo 2020, boxer Eumir Marcial will carry the Philippine flag in place of Asian pole vault champion Ernest John “EJ” Obiena.
Flagbearers must be in place 48 hours prior to the ceremony under COVID-19 requirements.
Obiena, however, is scheduled to arrive on Friday at 12:30 p.m. local time because she was unable to secure an earlier flight.
Abraham Bambo Tolentino, president of the Philippine Olympic Committee, said: “We are grateful to EJ for his understanding. He is no longer able to change his flight.
“EJ should anticipate delays at the airport due to protocols, which would prevent him from seeing the opening ceremony.”
Marcial, a middleweight who won silver at the 2019 World Championships, has “the most flexible schedule before and after the opening ceremony,” according to Tolentino.
Tokyo Olympics: Eumir Marcial Misses Out on Shot at Gold After Losing Semi-Final Thriller
After losing to top-seeded Oleksandr Khyzhniak of Ukraine in a thrilling middleweight semifinal match on Thursday.
At the Kokugikan Arena by a heart-pounding split decision, Eumir Marcial was left with only the bronze medal for Tokyo 2020.
In a bout that buzzed with a succession of intense exchanges, Marcial, 25, had the upper hand in the opening two rounds by delivering the bigger blows.
However, Khyzhniak outlasted the Filipino in the decisive round and won by a razor-thin margin (the judges were tied 3-2).
Marcial, who was the Philippines’ best medal hope going into Tokyo 2020, had a dismal conclusion to an incredibly remarkable Olympic career.
Before facing Khyzhniak, a former global amateur champion, current European amateur champion, and gold medalist from the European Games.
He dominated his opponents in the first two rounds of the competition.
On Thursday, August 5 at the Kokugikan Arena, Eumir Marcial competed in the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.
But was defeated by Ukrainian opponent Oleksandr Khyzhniak in a close match. He settled for a bronze medal.
In the men’s middleweight semifinals, the European champion prevailed by split decision, 29-28, 30-27, 28-29, 29-28, 28-29.
Marcial added a bronze medal to the Philippines’ collection of medals, which also included silver and gold for boxer Nesthy Petecio and weightlifting Hidilyn Diaz.
Khyzhniak, who hasn’t lost in more than five years, increased his winning streak to 62 games by defeating Marcial.