Meggie Ochoa clinches Philippines' second gold in Jiu-Jitsu World Championship | Inquirer Sports

Meggie Ochoa clinches Philippines’ second gold in Jiu-Jitsu World Championship

/ 02:27 PM November 04, 2022
MARGARITA “MEGGIE” OCHOA / OCTOBER 3, 2017. Interview with Jiu-Jitsu Gold Medalist Margarita "Meggie" Ochoa at the Jiujitsu Manila Gym in Greenhills Quezon City.

FILE–Meggie Ochoa. INQUIRER PHOTO / LEO M. SABANGAN II.

MANILA, Philippines—Meggie Ochoa swept the competition in women’s adult -48 kilogram category en route to the gold in the 2022 JJIF Jiu-Jitsu World Championship in United Arab Emirates on Friday (Philippine time).

Ochoa captured top prize by beating Canada’s Vicky Hoang Ni Ni in the final, 2-0.

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The 30-year-old athlete did not absorb any losses in the tournament, as she bested Romania’s Lupu Oana in round one, 14-0, and Ukraine’s Rusetska Oleksandra, 9-0, in the second round.

Her most dominant win came in the semifinals when she defeated UAE’s Abdoh Abdulla Balqees Abdulkareem, 22-0.

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Ochoa, however, was not the first Filipino fighter to gain gold in the Jiu-Jitsu World Championship.

Kimberly Anne Custodio bagged the country’s first win earlier this week when she outlasted Thailand’s Pechrada Kacie Tan, 6-4, in the women’s -45kg category.

Custodio and Ochoa’s heroics powered the Philippines to fourth place behind UAE, Canada and Germany in the adult jiu-jitsu category.

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