Filipina Jiu-Jitsu fighter Margarita “Meggie” Ochoa bagged the bronze medal at the 2019 World IBJJF Jiu-Jitsu Championship held at the Walter Pyramid in Long Beach, California, USA from May 30 to June 2.
The first Asian Jui-Jitsu gold medalist aimed to repeat the same gold finish she had in the 2018 JJIF Championships held November in Sweden but had to settle for bronze due to a technicality.
“I was trying to submit the foot and we rolled into an illegal position.”
Ochoa referred to the match against Amber Rymartz-Freitas of Team Gracie Barrain the -48.5kg Brown Belt rooster weight division where she had the upper hand but lost by disqualification in the last 10 seconds due to a technicality.
The Filipina martial arts fighter first won against Luna Barea from Spain and Iori Echigo from Japan in the preliminary.
Ochoa is collecting points for a chance to be qualified in the upcoming 2020 Tokyo Olympics where Jiu-Jitsu will be officially included for the first time.
The Pinay Jiu-Jitsu world medalist is set to compete in the JJAU Asian Championship in Mongolia this July.
Meggie Ochoa is also in intensive preparations to represent the Philippines at the 30th Southeast Asian Games late this year.
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