- Another Olympics medal was bagged by the Philippines after Josephine Medina won the bronze medal at Rio Paralympics
- Medina won against Germany's Juliane Wolf in the table tennis women's singles class 8 division
- Medina ended the country's 16 years of medal drought in Paralympics wherein powerlifter Adeline Dumapong won bronze in 2000 Sydney Games
It seems like the Philippines is redeeming back its place in the Olympic Games after Josephine Medina won the bronze medal in the table tennis women's singles class 8 division in the 2016 Paralympics in Rio De Jenairo.
It indeed marked another end to the medal drought of the Philippines in Paralympics after 16 years when Medina defeated the 2015 European Para Championships silver medalist Juliane Wolf from Germany in a matter of 25 minutes.
Medina, a polio victim, bagged the second medal for the Philippines after weightlifter Hidlyn Diaz won the silver medal in the Rio Olympics last month.
The previous Paralympics medal that the country had snared was also a bronze courtesy of Adeline Dumapong who won in powerlifting during the 2000 Sydney Games.
Truly, any disability is not a hindrance as these athletes prove that they can do as well and even better than normal people can. Medina, the table netter and the flag bearer, is the perfect example for this,
Filipinos sent overflowing congratulatory messages for Medina. OneFacebook user mentioned that Medina should also be rewarded an incentive just like Diaz. She commented: “Congrats dapat may incentive din si ate.”
The Philippine team for Paralympics is comprised of five athletes in four of the sporting events. Adeline Dumapong-Ancheta (powerlifting women's division), Agustin Kitan (powerlifting men's division), Ernie Gawilan (swimming), Jerrild Pete Mangliwan (wheelchair racing), and Josephine Medina (tennis women's division).
Medina climbed on the 3rd spot against Wolf who landed on 4th with the scores11-5, 11-6, 11-7.
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