Medina wins gold in Thailand Para Open | Inquirer Sports

Medina wins gold in Thailand Para Open

/ 06:49 PM October 11, 2016
Josephine Medina. Photo by Randolph B. Leongson

Josephine Medina. Photo by Randolph B. Leongson

Josephine Medina continued to dominate, taking home the gold medal in the 2016 Thailand Para Open Monday in Pattaya, Thailand.

The 46-year-old table tennis paddler ruled her class and swept Japanese Migumi Hirokane, 11-10, 11-7, 11-7 to claim the gold medal in the women’s singles class 6-8.


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She also refused to drop a set for the 11-2, 11-5, 11-4 semifinals victory over Sumalee Suangtho of Thailand.


Despite facing well-rested foes, the 2016 Rio Paralympics bronze medalist defied the odds and showed what she was made of.

READ: Paddler Josephine Medina cops bronze in 2016 Paralympics

“They are very honored facing me. May advantage sila kasi nag-training sila for the event lang, pero ako, I came from Rio and only had one day rest,” Medina said. “I’m truly thankful talaga.”

Medina will be awarded her gold medal during the ceremonies on Wednesday.

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