Filipina table tennis Paralympian Josephine Medina bagged the gold medal at the 2019 International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) – Para Bangkok Open.
The Pinay table tennis athlete played strong throughout the tournament and emerged winner of the Women’s Single Class TT7 event in the international tilt held from August 8 to 10 held at the Hua Mark Stadium in Thailand.
The two-time Paralympic athlete upset Wong Yue Ching of Hong Kong and Fadhik Sitti of Indonesia to reach the quarterfinals. Medina then defeated Indonesian players Hamida Hamida and Suwarti Suwarti in the quarterfinals and semifinals, respectively.
In the battle for gold in the finals, Josephine Medina swept the game against Australian Christina Wolf, with the final score, 3-0.
Here are the recorded scores of Josephine Medina against her table tennis opponents at the 2019 ITTF Para Bangkok Open:
* Josephine Medina, Philippines, 3-0, versus Wong Yue Ching, Hong Kong
* Josephine Medina, Philippines, 3-1, versus Fadhik Sitti, Indonesia
* Josephine Medina, Philippines, 3-1, versus Hamida Hamida, Indonesia
* Josephine Medina, Philippines, 3-0, versus Suwarti Suwarti, Indonesia
* Josephine Medina, Philippines, 3-0, versus Christina Wolf, Australia
The recent triumph of self-coached Josephine Medina, bronze medallist at the 2016 Rio Paralympics, will increase her chances to qualify for the upcoming 2020 Tokyo Paralympics.
In 2018, the Philippines won the tennis table silver at the Asian Para Games held in Jakarta.
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