THE Philippine sports community is mourning the loss of 2016 Olympian Ian Lariba, who passed away late Sunday night after battling leukemia. She was only 23.Philippine Table Tennis Federation president Ting Ledesma confirmed the devastating news to SPIN.ph early Monday ...
Sep 2, 2018
THE 4th Philippine Super League Table Tennis Tournament opens on Friday at the Ninoy Aquino Stadium.Among the players seeing action in the three-day event is 11-year-old Aljay Villena, who participated in the World Championship of Ping Pong in ...
May 10, 2018
OLYMPIAN Ian Lariba is set for another round of chemotherapy treatment after the rrelapse of leukemia.Through the social media pages of DLSU Sports, Lariba bared she went through chemotherapy again after experiencing headaches and vomiting during the first week of January. ...
Jan 26, 2018
IAN Lariba is on the road to recovery following a bone marrow transplant.The 23-year-old Lariba, discharged from the hospital last month, showed up at at the table tennis association gym on Wednesday at the Rizal Memorial Sports Complex, her ...
Nov 22, 2017
ATHENS Olympics gold medalist Ryu Seung-min visited Ian Lariba on Monday ahead of the Filipino Olympian's bone marrow transplant.Ry, now an International Olympic Committee representative to Korea, was at St. Luke's Medical Center in Bonifacio Global City ...
Oct 3, 2017
AFTER plucking bronze in the 2016 Rio Paralympics, all eyes are now on Josephine Medina as the 2017 Asean Para Games on Kuala Lumpur draws near.Medina is among the handful of athletes expected to win as the Philippine Sports Association of ...
Sep 12, 2017
THE Philippine Olympic Committee on Wednesday has approved the final list of athletes that will see action in the 2017 Southeast Asian Games in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.SPIN.ph has obtained a copy of the list of 497 athletes from the 38 ...
Jun 29, 2017
MEMBERS of the Philippine table tennis squad to the 20th Southeast Asian Games in Kuala Lumpur are trying their best to cope with the absence of top player Ian Lariba."The players have yet to fully recover," said Table Tennis Association of ...
Jun 6, 2017
HIDILYN Diaz turned emotional when reporters asked her about Ian Lariba, who is now battling leukemia.Diaz and Lariba were two of the 13 Philippine athletes who made it to the 2016 Rio De Janeiro Olympics and two immediately hit it off ...
Jun 2, 2017
TOP table tennis players expressed their support to Ian Lariba in her battle against leukemia.A handful of players at the World Table Tennis Championship in Dusseldorf, including world No. 2 Fan Zhendong and No. 3 Xu Xin, took time out to ...
May 31, 2017
DOCTORS are still trying to determine the medical condition of Olympic table tennis player Ian Lariba, who is currently confined at St. Lukes Hospital undergoing tests.La Salle athletic director Nongnong Calanog said there is still no official prognosis on the condition ...
May 29, 2017
Standing on one good leg and weighed down by sheer lack of support, Josephine Medina soldiered on to make history with a bronze-medal finish in table tennis at the 2016 Rio Paralympic GamesSHE only has one good leg to stand on ...
Feb 4, 2017
TABLE tennis player Josephine Medina is set to be given incentives following her bronze medal feat in the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Paralympic Games.Medina will receive P1 million from the government after her fine perfromance in table tennis women's ...
Sep 14, 2016
JOSEPHINE Medina of the Philippines made short work of Germany's Juliane Wolfe, 11-5, 11-6, 11-7, on Monday (Tuesday, Manila time) to claim the bronze medal in table tennis women's singles Class 8 at the Rio Paralympics.Medina ...
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Sep 13, 2016
RIO DE JANEIRO - Ian Lariba noted the importance of international exposure after she was ousted by Han Xing of Congo in the women's table tennis singles event of the Olympics.Lariba fell to Han, 11-7, 13-11, 11-9, 11- ...
Aug 7, 2016
RIO DE JANEIRO-Ian Lariba bowed out in her first match, losing to Han Xing of Congo, 11-7, 13-11, 11-9, 11-7, on Saturday morning (Saturday night, Manila time) in the table tennis women's singles of the Olympics. ...
Aug 6, 2016
RIO DE JANEIRO - Ian Lariba will have a new opponent in her first match in the Rio Olympics as she battles Han Xing of Congo on Saturday morning (Saturday night, Manila time) at the Riocentro Pavilion.Initially, it was reported that Lariba ...
Aug 5, 2016
RIO DE JANEIRO - A younger and higher-ranked opponent from Puerto Rico welcomes Ian Lariba when she makes her Olympic debut on August 6 at the Riocentro Convention Center here.Lariba learned on Friday (Saturday, Manila time) she will be facing teenager ...
Jul 30, 2016
IAN Lariba has been staying in Korea for over a week and will spend almost a month there to train and compete in a world tournament as part of her preparation for the 2016 Rio De Janeiro Olympics.Table Tennis Association of ...
Jun 16, 2016
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