#19thAsianGames | Ju-jitsu fighter Meggie Ochoa beat Balqees Abdulla of UAE via advantage in the women's ne-waza -48kg final to produce the Philippines' second gold medal.
The three-time World and Asian champion Ochoa displayed grit and vigor in all of her fights on Thursday at the Xiaoshan Linpu Gymnasium in Hangzhou, China, scoring submission victories against her round of 16 opponent Odgerel Batbayar from Mongolia and quarterfinal foe Nazgul Rakhayeva of Kazakhstan and securing a 4-2 decision over semifinal rival Pechrada Kacie Tan.
Ochoa exceeded her bronze medal bagged at the 2018 Asian Games in the women's ne-waza -49kg as her newest feat became the first gold medal of the Philippines since ju-jitsu was introduced in the quadrennial meet in the same year in Indonesia.
Meanwhile, another Filipina fighter in the women's -48kg Jollirine Co absorbed a 0-2 setback to Tan in the Round of 16.
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