PARA TENNIS PLAYER JOSEPHINE MEDINA PASSES AWAY AT 51
The 2016 Rio Paralympics bronze medalist Josephine Medina died at the age of 51 as per the announcement of the Philippine Table Tennis Federation (PTTF).
“With great sadness, the Philippine Paralympic Committee announces the passing away of Josephine Medina, a two-time Paralympian and a bronze medalist in the 2016 Rio Paralympic Games,” the Philippine Paralympic Committee also released in a statement.
Medina is the second Filipino Paralympian to bring a medal for the country after powerlifter Adeline Dumapong’s bronze in 2000 Sydney.
Also, Medina dominated both regional and continental levels where she bagged the gold in the 2017 ASEAN Para Games and four gold medals in the 2008 ASEAN Para Games.
Indeed, Medina has been a great honor and pride for the country as she also won silver in the 2010 and 2018 Asian Para Games and a bronze in the 2014 edition.
“You will be missed by your table tennis family. May your soul rest in peace Jo,” PTTF posted.