Hours after carrying the Philippine Flag during the Opening Ceremonies of the Rio Olympics, Cagayan de Oro pride Ian Lariba plunged into action against Xing Han of Congo in the Singles Event of Table Tennis.
Unfortunately, Lariba’s best efforts wasn’t enough after bowing in straight sets to the more experienced Chinese who was born in Congo. Nevertheless, representing the country in the world’s biggest stage in sports was a learning experience she would never forget. Read more Rappler.com’s article HERE.
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