Two Filipina athletes hailed Jiu-Jitsu World Champions in Abu Dhabi

Two Filipina athletes Jiu-Jitsu World Champions
Jiu-Jitsu World champions Meggie Ochoa and Kimberly Anne Custodio. Photo from Meggie Ochoa, Kimberly Anne Custodio socials.

Filipina athletes Meggie Ochoa and Kimberly Anne Custodio have been declared Jiu-Jitsu World Champions at the 2022 Jiu-Jitsu International Federation (JJIF) Jiu-Jitsu World Championships in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.

The Philippines’ female martial artists ruled the women’s adult -48kg and -45kg categories to win first place and gold medals in their respective final events at the Jiu-Jitsu Arena.

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Two-time Southeast Asian Games gold medalist Ochoa added to the country’s medal haul after besting Vicky Hoang Ni Ni of Canada in the finals, 2-0, making the Filipina athlete a world champion once again after winning the historic first gold for the Philippines and Asia in the 2018 Jiu-Jitsu World Championships.

2019 World Championships bronze medalist Custodio won her gold medal in the competition after defeating Thailand’s Kacie Pechrada Tan in the final round, 6-4.

The Filipina athletes brought home two gold medals after competing against top jiu-jitsu players from around the world in the championship held from October 29 to November 8.

SEND CONGRATULATIONS in the comments below to Filipina martial artists Meggie Ochoa and Kimberly Anne Custodio for being hailed World Champions at the 2022 JJIF Jiu-Jitsu World Championship in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates!

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