Pinay Jiu-jitsu artist Meggie Ochoa carves name into history books
ABS-CBN Sports on Nov 25, 2018 02:54 PM
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Top Filipina Brazilian Jiu-jitsu artist Margarita "Meggie" Ochoa continues to make a name for herself in the international scene after becoming the first Pinay and Asian athlete to win gold in the JJIF-organized JuJutsu World Championships.
Ochoa reigned supreme in the women's seniors 49KG class after taking down Canada's Ni Ni Vicky Hoang, 2-0 in the final, Sunday in Malmö, Sweden.
The 28-year-old fighter out of ATOS Jiu-Jitsu Philippines had to go through Morgane Houx and Laetitia Baes of France and Anna Augustyn of Poland to set up the championship bout where she won by points.
Just last March, Ochoa took home gold at the Abu Dhabi Grand Slam Jiu-Jitsu World Tournament in London.
Considered as one of the nation's prized grapplers, Ochoa, who also won a bronze medal in the 2018 Asian Games, has taken home a number of top honors in various jiu-jitsu tournaments all over the world.