2012 Palaro gold medalists
make waves in table tennis
After giving Western Visayas a gold medal in the 2012 Palarong Pambansa in Lingayen, Pangasinan, John Paul Gubaton gave his mother club, Lopue’s Table Tennis Association, another reason to celebrate with a dominant performance in the 2012 TATAP Visayas Selection Tournament held recently in Mandaue City, Cebu.
Gubaton, remained No. 1 in the singles boys’ under 17 category as he prevailed over fellow Bacoleños Siegfred Tupas and Francis Garganian in the finals.
Their feat allowed the team from LOPTTA to finish with four gold medals, four silvers, and one bronze in the tournament joined by young table tennis athletes in the Visayas region.