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    Asiad bet Meggie Ochoa takes gold in Asian jiu-jitsu championship

    Jul 16, 2018
    Pint-sized Meggie Ochoa (middle) stood tallest among her rivals in the Asian competition.
    PHOTO: pinay jiu-jiterias facebook page

    THE Philippines collected one gold medal courtesy of Meggie Ochoa in the 3rd Jiu-Jitsu Asian Union (JJAU) Asian Championship in Aqtau, Kazakhstan.

    Ochoa beat compatriot Kaila Napolis for the gold in the Ne-Waza women’s senior -49kg division.

    Ochoa is primed to be a top prospect of the Philippines in the Asian Games as jiu-jitsu will make its debut in the quadrennial meet.

    Aside from Napolis, also winning the silver for the Philippines are Jan Cortez (Ne-Waza men’s senior -56kg) and Marc Lim (Ne-Waza men’s senior -69kg).

    Carlo Pena (Ne-Waza men’s senior -62kg), Annie Ramirez (Ne-Waza women’s senior -62kg), and Hansel Co (Ne-Waza men’s senior -77kg) claimed bronze in the competition.

    Ochoa beat Deepudsa Siramol of Thailand, and overcame Alkhatib Yasmeen of Jordan prior to the finals.

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    Pint-sized Meggie Ochoa (middle) stood tallest among her rivals in the Asian competition.
    PHOTO: pinay jiu-jiterias facebook page
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