Pinay makes history as first Asian to win gold in Jiujitsu World Championship

MANILA, Philippines – Meggie Ochoa, 28, made history as the first Filipino to win gold in the Jiujitsu World Championship; this also makes her the first Asian to achieve such status.
Pinay makes history as first Asian to win gold in Jiujitsu World Championship

The young lady bested Ni Ni Vicky Hoang of Canada in the women's 49-kg division of the Jiu-Jitsu competition held on Sunday, November 25, at Baltiska Hallen in Malmö, Sweden.

She scored 2-0 versus Hoang in the finals.

Ochoa advanced to the championships after winning against Poland's Anna Augustyn-Mitkowska and France's Laetitia Boes in the quarterfinals and semifinals, respectively.

Hoang took home the silver trophy while Augustyn-Mitkowska and Boes both received bronze trophies.

The Jiu-Jitsu Federation of the Philippines expressed its pride of the new world champion, sharing a photo of Ochoa holding her uniform for the World Championship.

But this win just cemented Ochoa’s mark as a world champion. She was able to win a bronze medal in the 2018 Asian Games in Jakarta, Indonesia held in August. Before that, in March, she also took home the gold in the Abu Dhabi Grand Slam Jiu-Jitsu World Tournament held in London.

Who is Meggie Ochoa?

Ochoa is a Filipino Brazilian jiujitsu athlete who has made a name for herself in this sport not just in the Philippines but in international competitions as well. Aside from winning or at least getting a podium finish in many competitions, Ochoa is also a three-time International Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Federation (IBJJF) world champion.

She is part of Team Atos Philippines and aims to be the World Champion for every belt division at the International Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu World Championships.

— Joy Adalia, The Summit Express

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