Meggie Ochoa bags bronze in 2019 World Jiu-jitsu Championship

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Meggie Ochoa bags bronze in 2019 World Jiu-jitsu Championship
Meggie Ochoa misses a shot at a gold after getting disqualified due to a technicality

MANILA, Philippines – Meggie Ochoa copped a bronze in the 2019 World IBJJF Jiu-Jitsu Championship at the Walter Pyramid in Long Beach, California. 

The Filipina jiu-jitsu practitioner was on track for a gold medal in the -48.5kg brown belt division, but she had to settle for 3rd place after getting disqualifed due to a technicality. 

In her bout with Amber Rymartz Freitas of Team Gracie Barra, Ochoa had the upper hand but went into an illegal position with 10 seconds to go. 

The Asian Games bronze medalist was aiming to repeat her golden finish in the 2018 JJIF Championships at Baltiska Hallen in Malmö, Sweden last November, where she became the first Asian to win a gold medal. 

(READ: This champ uses jiu-jitsu to help victims of child sex abuse)

Ochoa is one of the country’s favorites to win a gold in the 2019 Southeast Asian Games. (WATCH: PH athletes aim to make mark in 2019 SEA Games) – Rappler.com

 

 

 

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