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Meggie Ochoa bags gold, Napolis, Eppinger finished sixth at JJIF World Championships

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Top Pinoy Jiujiteira Meggie Ochoa bags another gold medal at the JJIF World Championships in Sweden.

Meggie Ochoa showed once again why she is one of the Philippines’ best on the mats.

The 28-year old Ochoa finished on top of the women’s -49kg division at the 2018 Jujitsu World Championships in Malmo, Sweden.

Ochoa outpointed her first two assignments before submitting France’s Laetitia Boes to book her ticket to the finals. There the pint-sized Pinay outlasted her Canadian counterpart Vicky Hoang to claim gold. Her achievment marks the first time a Filipino is hailed a world champion in a Jujitsu International Federation tourney.

This adds to her long list of accomplishments in the sport. Ochoa is coming off a successful stint at the 2018 Asian Games where Jiujitsu made its debut. She finished third out of nineteen athletes.

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Apart from Ochoa, ten other representatives from the Jiujitsu Federation of the Philippines took part of the four-day event. However, they weren’t able to finish at the podium. The highest placed Pinoys in the competition were Kaila Napolis and Fil – Australian Apryl Eppinger, who were a victory away from a spot at the semis.

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