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Medina cops table tennis gold in PNPG

World Paralympic Table Tennis Championship-bound Josephine Medina handily ruled the women’s T 7-8 table tennis event in Day 2 of the PSC-Philspada National Paralympic Games at the Marikina Sports Center yesterday......»»

Category: sportsSource: philstar philstarMay 16th, 2018

UST cops double gold in UAAP Season 81 table tennis

CAPTION: UST won the UAAP Season 81 men's table tennis championships. University of Santo Tomas swept the women's and men's finals of the UAAP Season 81 table tennis tournament Monda.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsOct 16th, 2018

PH sets sights on first gold in Asian Para Games 2018

  MANILA, Philippines – Powerlifter Adeline Dumapong-Ancheta and table tennis player Josephine Medina banner the Philippine Paralympic Committee's campaign as the country shoots for its first gold medal in the 2018 Asian Para Games this October in Jakarta, Indonesia. Team Philippines chef de mission Kiko Diaz bared that salvaging a gold and eclipsing the five-silver and ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsSep 28th, 2018

Medina eyes table tennis gold in KL Para Games

KUALA LUMPUR – Paralympics table tennis bronze medal winner Josephine Medina hopes to claim another medal in the ASEAN Para Games which begins tomorrow at th.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 16th, 2017

Medina gunning for 13th table tennis gold in ASEAN Para Games

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia — Paralympic table tennis bronze medal winner Josephine Medina is eyeing to continue her golden streak in the ASEAN Para Games as she.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 15th, 2017

Medina on course for Paralympic gold

MANILA, Philippines - Filipina table tennis ace Josephine Medina stayed in the hunt for a coveted medal in the 2016 Paralympics as she marched into the semif.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 10th, 2016

Medina adds silver to PH haul

The Philippines added two more medals to its 2018 Asian Para Games haul with table tennis standout Josephine Medina winning silver and cyclist Godfrey Taberna bagging bronze Tuesday in Jakarta, Ind.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsOct 10th, 2018

Paddler Nayre to open Philippine campaign in the 2018 Youth Olympics

BUENOS AIRES — Jann Mari Nayre will open the Philippine campaign in the 2018 Youth Olympic Games late Sunday at the Table Tennis Arena of the Technopolis here. The 18-year-old takes on Nicolas Ignacio Burgos of Chile in Group B of the men’s singles preliminary stage before facing Maciej Kolodziejczyk of Austria six hours later. Nayre, the first Filipino table tennis player to secure a spot in these Games featuring the best 18-under athletes in the world, will wrap up the elimination round against Khanak Jha of the United States the following day, hoping he could advance to the round of 16 on Tuesday. ``I’m here to give my best, regardless of whom I’m facing,’’ said Nayre, who He made the trip to this Argentinian capital after winning the Rarotonga qualifiers in the Cook Islands in June after failing to medal in the recent Asian Games in Indonesia and the 2017 Southeast Asian Games in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Argentina president Mauricio Macri declared the beginning of the YOG during the opening ceremony at the Obelisco de Buenos Aires where over 4,000 athletes from 206 countries are set to compete in 32 sports for the next 13 days. International Olympic Committee president Thomas Bach graced the welcoming rites that featured an impressive display of lights and fireworks. ``You gave your best and this is why you are here,’’ Bach told the athletes. ``Every athlete is different. We all come from different parts of the world but we are united through sports,’’ added the 1976 Montreal Olympics gold medalist in fencing. Golfer Yuka Saso, the country’s Asian Games double-gold medalist, carried the flag during the parade of nations as the third edition of the YOG unfolded in full view of the Argentinian public, the first time in Olympic history that the opening ceremony was held on the streets. Filipino-Norwegian Christian Tio is set to kick off his medal bid in kiteboarding, a new discipline under sailing in the youth Olympics on Oct. 8 (Tuesday in Manila), while fencer Lawrence Everett Tan will begin his campaign in the men’s foil event the following day. Saso and fellow golfer Carl Jano Corpus are due to see action on Oct. 9 at the Hurlingham Club in the women and men’s individual stroke play events that will run for three days. On the same day, Nicole Oliva will swim in the heats of the women’s 100-meter freestyle, one of four events that the Sta. Clara, California-based swimmer will compete in. The 18-year-old said she decided to pull out from the backstroke and butterfly races. Capping the Filipinos’ campaign is archer Nicole Tagle, who will shoot for medals in the women’s recurve individual event and mixed international play, the event where Gab Moreno captured the country’s first gold medal when he paired with China’s Li Jiaman during the 2014 edition in Nanjing, China......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsOct 7th, 2018

Negros ping-pong star to train in China

AFTER winning the gold medal in the Cadet Girls singles division of the 2018 Batang Pinoy National Table Tennis Championship in La Trinidad, Benguet, Micah Tanate of Negros Occidental is set to train in Beijing, China for an advance training camp. Coach Marell V. Lagunday said Tanate, a Lopue’s Table Tennis Association (LOPTTA) protégé, is […] The post Negros ping-pong star to train in China appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsSep 27th, 2018

HIGHLIGHTS: Day 15 of the Asian Games

JAKARTA — Highlights of day 15 of the 18th Asian Games in Jakarta and Palembang on Saturday (times GMT): Asian giants China extended their lead at the top of the medal table after Saturday‘s action, winning gold in basketball, diving and table tennis among other sports. COUNTRY GOLD SILVER BRONZE TOTAL CHINA 132 92 65 […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  interaksyonRelated NewsSep 7th, 2018

HIGHLIGHTS: Day eight of the Asian Games

JAKARTA — Highlights of day eight of the 18th Asian Games in Jakarta and Palembang on Saturday (times GMT): China extend lead at top of medals table China added six more gold medals to their tally on Saturday, including victories in tennis, athletics and shooting, to sit on top of the standings ahead of Japan and […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  interaksyonRelated NewsAug 29th, 2018

Koreas extend conciliatory steps to Asian Games

By Kim Tong-Hyung, Associated Press SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — With the Koreas, there's no separating their sports from their politics. The war-separated rivals will take their reconciliation steps to the Asian Games in Jakarta and Palembang, Indonesia, where they will jointly march in the opening ceremony and field combined teams in basketball, rowing and canoeing. "Sports have played the role of peacemaker between the Koreas," said Kim Seong-jo, vice chairman of South Korea's Olympic committee and the country's chef de mission at the Asian Games. "If the combined teams put out good performances and win medals, that would be putting the cherry on the top." North and South Korea have used sports diplomacy this year in a bid to decrease animosity and initiate a new round of global diplomatic efforts to resolve the nuclear standoff with Pyongyang. South Korea leaders consider goodwill gestures as crucial to keep the positive atmosphere alive for what could become a long and difficult attempt to persuade the North to give up its nuclear and missile programs. There's not much Seoul can do beyond such gestures, though, as joint economic projects are out of the question when lifting sanctions against North Korea is far beyond the South's control. The more substantial discussions on the North's denuclearization — including what, when and how it would occur— are always going to be between Washington and Pyongyang. Here's a look at what the Koreas are planning for the Asian Games and their ebbs and flows in sports diplomacy: ___ BLUE FLAGS AND COMBINED TEAMS In the opening ceremony in Jakarta, athletes from North and South Korea will parade together under the flag featuring a blue map that symbolized a unified Korean Peninsula. It will be virtual repeat of the joint march during February's Winter Olympics in the South Korean ski resort of Pyeongchang, minus the gloves, parkas and fur hats. North Korean leader Kim Jong Un sent hundreds of athletes, artists and government officials to the Pyeongchang Olympics. The Koreas also fielded their first combined Olympic team in women's ice hockey, which drew passionate support from crowds despite losing all five of its games with a combined score of 28-2. At the Asian Games, the Koreas will be expected to deliver more than just feel-good stories. There's pressure for the investment to yield gold. A group of 34 North Korean athletes, coaches and officials have been in South Korea since last month for combined teams in women's basketball and the men's and women's events in rowing and canoeing. Coach Lee Moon-kyu, who has retained a core of South Korean players who won gold at the 2014 Asian Games at home in Incheon, got a first-hand look at North Korean players during exhibitions in Pyongyang in early July. Lee later picked three North Korean players for the Asian Games squad, including center Ro Suk Yong. Lee will also have a North Korean assistant coach on his bench. The Koreans will face Taiwan, Indonesia, Kazakhstan and India in their preliminary group. South Korean forward Lim Yung-hui said the chemistry between the players has been improving. "The Northern players share the same goal of the gold medal and we talk a lot about how we should be putting out a good performance there," Lim said. "We weren't given much time, but we are practicing hard in a positive atmosphere." The Koreas will field combined teams in dragon boat events in canoeing and the lightweight men's four, lightweight men's eight and lightweight women's double sculls in rowing. If a combined team wins gold, athletes on the podium will hear the traditional folk song of "Arirang,"used in both Koreas as an unofficial anthem for peace, instead of their respective national anthems. The Korean athletes are likely to become an attraction at the Asian Games, where the international media will follow closely. At the Pyeongchang Olympics, South Korean figure skater Kam Alex Kang-chan created a media frenzy by taking a selfie with North Korea's Kim Ju Sik and posting it on Instagram. The photo recalled a famous 2016 selfie taken by two North and South Korean gymnasts at the Rio Olympics which International Olympic Committee president Thomas Bach described as a "great gesture." ___ THEY DON'T ALWAYS PLAY NICE The Koreas have a history of using sports to foster diplomacy since the end of the 1950-53 Korean War. The 1991 world table tennis championships in Japan were the first time the Koreas fielded a combined team at a major international event. The atmosphere wasn't always friendly, though. During the height of their Cold War rivalry and recurring periods of animosity since, sports often became an alternate political battlefield. North Korean athletes and coaches would reject handshakes with their South Korean competitors and berate South Korean reporters during news conferences. The sports detente of 1991 evaporated when a North Korean athlete who competed at the world judo championships in Barcelona defected and arrived in South Korea amid heavy media coverage. North Korea boycotted the 1986 Asian Games and the '88 Summer Olympics in Seoul, and relations dramatically worsened on the eve of the Seoul Olympics with the bombing of a South Korean passenger jet that killed all 115 aboard in December 1987. The inter-Korean warmth heading into this year's Asian Games contrasts with the awkwardness between the rivals surrounding the 2014 Asiad held in South Korea. Seoul's then-conservative government invited North Korean athletes to compete, but made it clear it had no interest in joint marches or combined teams. North Korean subsequently withdrew an offer to send its all-female cheering squad to Incheon after squabbling with the hosts over costs. North Korean leader Kim did send a senior government delegation to the closing ceremony, but they returned home without meeting then-South Korean President Park Geun-hye. The North was still seething over the Asian Game treatment years later as it gleefully observed Park's presidency crashing over a corruption scandal. "The Park Geun-hye group's mad confrontational racket is to blame for why (the North Korean) visit to Incheon did not result in improved relations," the North said in a statement in April last year. ___ WILL THE GOOD TIMES LAST? Kim has found a willing counterpart in Moon, a liberal who won the presidential by-elections to replace Park last year. Since the Pyeongchang Olympics, Kim has met Moon twice and leveraged the summits to get to U.S. President Donald Trump. After their June summit in Singapore, Kim and Trump issued a vague aspirational goal for a nuclear-free Korean Peninsula without describing specific plans. Sports exchanges and other goodwill gestures are important policy tools for Moon, who wants Seoul to be in the "driver's seat" in international efforts to deal with Pyongyang. The Koreas have also agreed to resume temporary reunions between relatives separated by the war and are holding military talks to reduce tensions across their heavily armed border. "Hopefully, (the Asian Games) will provide an opportunity to use sports to facilitate diplomacy and cooperation," Moon said while meeting Indonesian Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi in Seoul last month. Seoul's presidential office hasn't announced yet whether Moon would attend the opening ceremony in Jakarta on Aug. 18. Whatever happens in Indonesia or with nuclear negotiations between Washington and Pyongyang, the Koreas will always have those heartening selfies posted by athletes. "Sports can be used to build momentum and trust, but they don't solve fundamental problems," said Koh Yu-hwan, a North Korea expert at Seoul's Dongguk University and a policy adviser to Moon. "There's not much South Korea can currently do, but at least it's trying to actively do the things it can to keep the positive atmosphere alive. ".....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsAug 10th, 2018

ASEAN School Games 2018: PH Team Reaps Gold in Athletics, Table Tennis

After hauling five golds in the first three days of the 10th ASEAN Schools Games (ASG), the country’s girls’ athletics team, spearheaded by Eliza Cuyom, copped the girls’ 100-meter hurdles to raise their total gold to six on July 24. The 17-year-old Cuyom turned in a blistering 14.45-second effort to outrun rivals Liza Putri Ramandha […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsJul 27th, 2018

ASG 2018: PH team reaps gold in athletics, table tennis

KUALA LUMPUR, July 27 -- After hauling five golds in the first three days of the 10th ASEAN Schools Games (ASG), the country's girls' athletics team, spearheaded by Eliza Cuyom, copped the girls' 100-.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsJul 27th, 2018

ASG 2018: PH team reaps gold in athletics, table tennis

KUALA LUMPUR, July 27 -- After hauling five golds in the first three days of the 10th ASEAN Schools Games (ASG), the country's girls' athletics team, spearheaded by Eliza Cuyom, copped the girls' 100-.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsJul 27th, 2018

PH table tennis star Nayre claims ASEAN School Games gold

MANILA, Philippines – Jann Mari Nayre continues to be in fine form as he clinched the boys singles title in the 10th ASEAN School Games table tennis tournament on Tuesday, July 24.  Nayre defeated Singapore's Josh Chua Shao Han, 3-1, in the finals. The young Filipino table tennis ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJul 25th, 2018

Maybank feats 16 Rio Paralympian Josephine Medina

By Joann Santiago MANILA, Oct. 4 (PNA)– The Maybank Foundation, through Maybank Philippines, awarded Tuesday PHP200,000 to 2016 Rio Paralympics table tennis bronze medalist Josephine Medina. Medina opened a savings account with Maybank for her reward. "Disability is not a hindrance to achieve a goal. For me, it's a way of achieving success in life," […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  balitaRelated NewsOct 16th, 2017

PNP-CSG cops table tennis title

MANILA, Philippines - The Philippine National Police (PNP)-Civil Security Group (CSG) captured the JCO Invitational Table Tennis tournament men’s team event.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsDec 4th, 2016

Maybank feats '16 Rio Paralympian Josephine Medina

By Joann Santiago MANILA, Oct. 4 (PNA)&'' The Maybank Foundation, through Maybank Philippines, awarded Tuesday PHP200,000 to 2016 Rio Paralympics table tennis bronze medalist Josephine Medina. Medina opened a savings account with Maybank for her reward. &.....»»

Category: newsSource:  balitaRelated NewsOct 5th, 2016

Maybank fetes ‘16 Rio Paralympian Medina

The Maybank Foundation, through Maybank Philippines, awarded Tuesday P200,000 to 2016 Rio Paralympics table tennis bronze medalist Josephine Medina. Medina opened a savings account with Maybank for her reward. “Disability is not a hindrance to achie.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsOct 4th, 2016

Medina gives Team Philippines joint 76th in Rio Paralympics

MANILA, Philippines - Team Philippines, carried by the exploits of para table tennis ace Josephine Medina, finished tied for 76th in the medal table of the 2.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 19th, 2016