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PH netters win 1 silver, 3 bronze medals in Chinese Taipei

Josephine Medina in action during the 2016 Paralympic Games in Brazil. (Photo from the International Table Tennis Federation website)

MANILA, Aug. 3 — Rio Paralympian Josephine Medina teamed up with Minnie Cadag to win the silver medal in the women’s team (classification TT 6-10) in the 4th Taiching Table Tennis Open for Disabled, held in Taichung, Chinese Taipei last July 15-20.

Medina, who delivered the country’s only medal in the 2016 Paralympics in Brazil when she claimed the bronze in the Class 8 category, said in an interview on Thursday that she also finished third in the women’s singles (Class TTF 6-8) event, in addition to the two bronze medals won by the Philippines in the men’s division.

Smith Billy Cartera bagged the bronze in the singles (TT 4) while Benedicto Gaela and Pablo Catalan Jr. also clinched the bronze in the TTF 8-10 category.

Medina won the gold medal in the women’s singles combined Class 8, 9 and 10 during the US Para Open Championships in Las Vegas last January.

Medina, who was afflicted with polio, debuted in the 2003 ASEAN Para Games in Vietnam. She was the most bemedalled athlete in the Philippine team during the 2008 ASEAN Para Games in Thailand after winning five gold medals coming from the singles Class 8 and singles Class 6-10, doubles open Class 6-10 (with Purificacion Mingarine) and team Class 10 (with Mingarine and Minnie de Ramos).

In 2014, she won the gold medal in Class 9 event during the ASEAN Para Games in Myanmar. (Jean T. Malanum/PNA)

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