Cambodia wins gold in women's ju-jitsu newaza 49 kg

Cambodia wins gold in women's ju-jitsu newaza 49 kg


Cambodian athlete Jessa Khan won the gold medal in the women's ju-jitsu newaza 49 kg category at the 2018 Asian Games after beating United Arab Emirates athlete Mahra Alhinaai by submission at JIExpo Kemayoran, Jakarta, on Friday.

Jessa forced Mahra to surrender with a lockdown, with a final score of 100-0 with 2 minutes 8 seconds remaining.

Mahra, who fought in the red corner, had to settle for the silver medal.

Meanwhile, Philippine athlete Margarita Ochoa won bronze after beating compatriot Jenna Kaila Napolis 2-0.

Another bronze was obtained by Vietnam athlete Thi Thanh Minh Duong, who won the fight against Wadima Alyafei of the UAE with a 3-0 victory.

Indonesia ju-jitsu athletes fell on the first day of the competition, namely Tobing Cornelia Lumban (women’s 49 kg), Julius Saputera (men’s 69 kg), Ikhsan Ananda Maulana (men’s 56 kg), Tirta Fransino (men’s 69 kg), Savitri Santi Apriyani (women’s 49 kg) and Handoko Wahyu Hidayat (men’s 56 kg).

The ju-jitsu contest at the 2018 Asian Games is held at the Jakarta Convention Center Assembly Hall from Aug. 24 to 26.

Reporter: Taufik Ridwan

AG Media and PR in cooperation with The Jakarta Post