Josephine Medina Bags Bronze Medal in Paralympic Table Tennis

 

The Philippines snared another Olympic medal in the Rio Games, ending the country's 16-year medal drought. This time, it came from the Paralympics action, courtesy of table netter and flag-bearer Josephine Medina.

Medina bucked what could've been a ticket to the gold medal match and used it as motivation to breeze past Germany's Julianne Wolf, bagging a bronze – the Philippines’ first Paralympic medal in this year's iteration.

Medina, who was blanked by France's Thu Kamkasomphou in three sets during the semis, scored an easy 11-5, 11-6, 11-7 win over Wolf for the third place in the women's singles Class 8, at Table 6 of the Riocentro Pavilion.

The 46-year-old Filipina unleashed an average 23 strokes over her German assignment, who only normed for six in the match.

The Philippine team is comprised of five athletes in four sporting events. They are Adeline Dumapong-Ancheta (women’s powerlifting) and Agustin Kitan (men’s powerlifting), Ernie Gawilan (swimming) and Jerrold Pete Mangliwan (wheechair racing).

Source: www.philstar.com Date Accessed: 04 October 2016

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