‘Jusko’ with emojis: How Nesthy Petecio made her Twitter debut

August 2, 2021 - 3:13 PM
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Nesthy Petecio
Nesthy Petecio of the Philippines reacts after winning her fight against Irma Testa of Italy on July 31, 2021. Reuters/Ueslei Marcelino

Olympic boxer Nesthy Petecio marked her debut on Twitter with a picture and a quip of being positively overwhelmed with the microblogging platform.

The 29-year-old Davaoeña on Thursday, July 29 greeted her followers with a picture of her sitting on one of the Olympic rings and captioned it with the text “#blessed.”

She later posted the following tweet in a separate post:

Fellow Olympian Hidilyn Diaz was among those who greeted her in the replies thread.

Some Filipinos took notice of this and joined the conversation.

“Mga IDOL!!! We love you!!!!” a Twitter user wrote in response to them.

Petecio also used the platform to seek support when she prepared for her match with Italian boxer Irma Testy on Saturday, which she eventually won and guaranteed her a silver medal.

Her next gold medal match is on August 3.

Petecio had earned more than 7,000 followers in one day.