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Ian Lariba immortalized after jersey retirement by La Salle

Apr 27, 2019 - 8:41 PM

The late table tennis phenom joins Kurt Bachmann, Lim Eng Beng, Renren Ritualo and Manilla Santos in an elite list of La Salle athletes whose jerseys were retired

HONORED. Ian Lariba becomes the fifth La Salle player to have a jersey retired. Photo by Juro Morilla/Rappler


Federation hails Ian Lariba as Filipina table tennis GOAT

Sep 03, 2018 - 2:51 PM

The first Filipino table tennis player to qualify for the Olympics dies after a year-long bout with leukemia

FIGHTER. Ian Lariba passes away at 23 years old. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler


Olympian Ian Lariba dies at 23

Sep 03, 2018 - 1:52 AM

The first Filipina table tennis player to qualify for the Olympics was diagnosed with leukemia in May 2017

GONE TOO SOON. Ian Lariba loses her bout against leukemia. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler


Ian Lariba appeals for financial assistance for leukemia situation

Jan 25, 2018 - 10:31 PM

Lariba's worsened situation is causing her to have blurred visions and weakness on the left side of her body

CALL FOR HELP. Ian Lariba's leukemia situation worsens as the cancer has spread to her brain and spinal cord. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Olympian Ian Lariba undergoes head surgery in battle against leukemia

Jan 23, 2018 - 6:24 PM

Philippine sports unites, praying for Lariba's speedy recovery

BATTLES. Ian Lariba undergoes another surgery in her battle against Leukemia. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Philippine SuperLiga to donate opening day sales to Olympian Lariba

Jun 04, 2017 - 4:20 PM

It is only fitting for us to recognize her achievements by helping her in the biggest battle of her life says PSL chairman Philip Ella Juico

LOCAL SUPPORT. PSL is reaching out to help Ian Lariba after she was diagnosed with a form of leukemia. Photo from Lariba's Facebook account

Filipino Olympian Ian Lariba diagnosed with leukemia

May 30, 2017 - 10:50 AM

The De La Salle University table tennis star will undergo treatment this week according to a statement from De La Salle University

LEUKEMIA. Ian Lariba, Filipino Olympian and La Salle table tennis star, is diagnosed with leukemia. File Photo from Rappler

PH Olympian Ian Lariba in need of blood donors

May 28, 2017 - 5:24 PM

The La Salle community has united behind the table tennis star posting calls for blood donations on social media

CALL FOR BLOOD DONORS. Ian Lariba, seen here competing in the Rio Olympics, is in need of blood donors for an unspecified medical issue. File Photo by Juan Mabromata / AFP

Ian Lariba learned valuable life lessons in 'priceless' Olympic experience

Aug 15, 2016 - 4:23 PM

Now back in Manila the PH flag bearer prepares to focus on finishing her degree at De La Salle University and contemplates future international competition

OPPORTUNITY OF A LIFETIME. Ian Lariba cherishes the memories of her stint in the Olympics. File photo by Juan Mabromata / AFP

Philippines looks to bounce back from sour Olympic start

Aug 07, 2016 - 4:05 PM

The first 3 Filipinos to compete fell short of reaching the next stage leaving 10 athletes in contention

A NEW HOPE. Filipina weightlifter Hidilyn Diaz will be among the next batch of Olympians looking to change the country's fortunes in Rio. File Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images/AFP

Upbeat Lariba looks at early Olympics loss as learning experience

Aug 06, 2016 - 9:58 PM

Lariba sees positives in her performance and rues the errors she committed

Ian Lariba falls to Xing Han of Congo in Rio Olympics

Aug 06, 2016 - 8:40 PM

Lariba gets off to a slow start and fails to win a single game in the match against Xing

Table tennis, boxing and swimming kick-off Philippine action at Olympics

Aug 06, 2016 - 5:15 PM

Ian Lariba Charly Suarez and Jessie Lacuna will start the Philippines off at the Rio Games

Charly Suarez (R) is one of 3 Filipinos who see action the day after the opening ceremony. File photo by Indranil Mukherjee/AFP

Why Alora took over as PH flag bearer for Lariba during Rio opening

Aug 06, 2016 - 12:03 PM

Table tennis player Ian Lariba receives an assist from her Philippines teammate Kirstie Alora at the Parade of Nations

Filipino Olympians await festive Olympic opening ceremony

Aug 05, 2016 - 7:00 PM

Before the Filipinos seek to end their 20 year medal drought they ll take part in the biggest party in Rio

PH Olympian Ian Lariba not bothered by opponent change

Aug 05, 2016 - 1:27 PM

Lariba and her new opponent Han Xing of Congo had been practicing against each other not realizing they d eventually play against one another

Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

PH table tennis Olympian Lariba draws experienced Puerto Rican in opener

Jul 30, 2016 - 3:00 PM

Philippine flag bearer Ian Lariba will face the 15 year old Adriana Diaz of Puerto Rico in her opening match at the Olympics

Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Pinoy Olympians break a sweat in Rio

Jul 27, 2016 - 3:31 PM

The Filipino athletes in Rio have started their training sessions in preparation for the Rio Olympics

Rio 2016: Ian Lariba

Jul 27, 2016 - 3:07 PM

Who is the athlete that will carry the Philippine flag at the Rio Games? This is the story of Ian Lariba the first Filipina table tennis player to qualify for the Olympics

Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Ian Lariba named PH flag bearer for Rio Olympics

Jul 19, 2016 - 2:20 PM

The table tennis player will carry the Philippine flag during the parade of athletes in the opening ceremony

FLAG-BEARER. Ian Lariba (2nd from right) will carry the Philippine flag at the Rio Olympics. Photo by Rick Olivares/Rappler

UAAP may replace ‘Athlete of the Year’ award with ‘Outstanding Players'

May 26, 2016 - 3:20 PM

Following the controversy over Season 78 s 4 co Athletes of the Year the UAAP is considering a move to make each school responsible for their own selection

Ateneo’s Valdez, DLSU’s Lariba among UAAP Athletes of the Year

May 21, 2016 - 8:29 PM

Ateneo swimming star Jessie Khing Lacuna and Adamson softball standout Queeny Sabodo were also honored at UP

DLSU table tennis standout Ian Lariba qualifies for 2016 Olympics

Apr 17, 2016 - 5:04 PM

Lariba books the 11th and final spot in her event at the Rio Olympics

RIO BOUND. Ian Lariba's paddle prowess earns her a spot in the Rio Olympics. Photo from Lariba's Facebook account

Table Tennis is Philippines' best bet for world medals - Ledesma

Feb 10, 2014 - 9:40 PM

There’s little fanfare that accompanies the sport of ping pong but Table Tennis Association of the Philippines president Ting Ledesma believes it’s a perfect fit for Filipinos

PING PONG WINNERS. The TATAP national team (From left) coaches Noel Gonzales, Lorie Jawad, players Anabelle Comendador, Princess Tambo, Ledesma, coach Lauro Crisostomo, players Sendrina Muse Balatbat, Jamaica Sy, Ian Lariba and Richard Gonzales. Photo by Felipe Josiah Ramos

Gonzales, Lariba earn table tennis world championship berths

Jan 23, 2014 - 4:13 PM

Richard Gonzales the country’s No 1 table tennis player and Ian ‘Yan yan’ Lariba gained a slot in the 2014 World Table Tennis Championship on April 28 to May 5 in Tokyo Japan after initial recommendations from the coaches

SHAKEHAND. Gonzales (right) is attended by POC medical staff and POC Secretary-General Steve Hontiveros during his quarterfinal match in the recent Myanmar SEA Games. Photo courtesy TATAP