Meggie Ochoa Won the Second Gold for the Philippines in the Asian Games

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Meggie Ochoa Won Gold in the Asian Games:

Petite Filipina fighter Meggie Ochoa won the second gold medal for the Philippines in the 19th Asian Games in Hangzhou, China, after defeating her rival in the Women’s 48kg class of jiujitsu.

The historic win for Meggie Ochoa came a day after the country went on a rampage following the historic victory of Gilas Pilipinas in the Men’s basketball semi-finals against the home crowd of China.

The 33-year-old Filipina fighter defeated Balqees Abdulla of the United Arab Emirates via advantage in the final despite a reported ailing condition for the Filipino, who was nursing a fever a few days ago.

Meggie Ochoa’s gold medal haul for the Philippines provided the Southeast Asian nation with two gold medals after EJ Obiena won the Philippines’ first gold medal in the Asian Games for ruling the men’s pole vault record-breakingly.

Image Source: Meggie Ochoa Won the Women’s 48kg Jiujitsu at the Asian Games

In an interview with the media, Meggie Ochoa said “Ibang klase ito kasi ang dami kong pinag-daanan papunta rito,” Ochoa said. While sobbing for her unprecedented victory, she added further, “Sobrang daming pinagdaanan. Ang yung struggles only made the victory sweeter.” the gold medalist stated.

Ochoa disclosed to the media that she was nursing a fever on the eve of her bout and needed to take prescribed medicines just to be able to compete.

“As in hanggan kahapon may trangkaso ako so akala ko hindi ko na kaya,” she said.

Before reaching the finals and winning the second gold medal for the Philippine delegation, Meggie Ochoa won by submission against Odegerel Batbayar of Mongolia in the Round-of-16, Nazgul Rakhayeva of Kazakhstan also via submission in the quarterfinals, before beating Pechrada Kachie Tan of Thailand by points, 4-2, in the semis.

During the semi-final match against the Thai fighter, Ochoa claimed that she hurt her hip; although the challenge was there, her determination to win proved once and for all that she deserved the gold medal.

Image Source: The Second Gold Medal for the Philippines came from Jiujitsu

With the gold medal victory in the Hangzhou Asian Games, Meggie Ochoa added it to her collection list, including gold in the World Championships, Asian Championship, and the Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games.

The second gold medalist from the Philippines surpassed the bronze medal finish she achieved during the 2018 quadrennial meet in Palembang, Indonesia.

Meggie Ochoa offered her gold medal victory to the Filipino people who supported her and the rest of the Philippine contingent at the 19th Asian Games in China.

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