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4.17.2016

Ian Lariba - first Filipina table tennis player in the Olympic Games

For the first time, the Philippines is sending a table tennis athlete to the Olympics!

Ian Lariba earned the 11th and last spot in the 2016 Rio Olympics for the women’s table tennis singles event on Saturday, April 17.

Read more ➤ First Filipino table tennis player qualifies for 2016 Olympics

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