Filipina reaches semis in Paralympics

Posted at 09/01/12 12:55 PM

MANILA, Philippines - A Bicolano has reached the semi-finals in table tennis in the ongoing Paralympics in London.

Josephine Medina outplayed Norweigan Aida Dahlen in table tennis and won 3 sets to 1.

The 42-year-old athlete will next play against French Thu Kamka-Somphou.

Medina, who has a leg shorter than the other, is assured of a medal if she beats top-seed Thu.

Medina lost to China 's second-seed Mao Jing Dian in 3 sets in an earlier round, but recovered in the next round against Brazil 's Jane Rodriguez. -- With reports from Danny Buenafe, ABS-CBN Europe News Bureau and ANC