Event preview - Women's Ne-Waza -49kg - Ju-Jitsu
JAKARTA - On Friday 24 August, the women's Ne-Waza -49kg event in ju-jitsu will start at the 2018 Asian Games.
- Ju-jitsu will be held at the Asian Games for the first time.
- Margarita OCHOA (PHI) won this event at the Asian championships in July 2018. Her compatriot Jenna Kaila NAPOLIS (PHI) took silver.
- Yasmeen ALKHATIB (JOR) and Suwanan BOONSORN (THA) took bronze in that event.
- BOONSORN won gold in this event at the Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games in Ashgabat in 2017, beating Mouza Ali Khalfan Ali ALSHAMSI (UAE) in the final.
- BOONSORN also won the title in the women's Ne-Waza -49kg event at the 2017 Asian championships, this time defeating LEE Eunjeong (KOR) in the final.
- At the last two Asian Games, Thailand won its first two gold medals in women's events in combat sports, both in taekwondo: one in 2010 and one in 2014.
- Moldyr MEKENBAYEVA (KAZ) won silver in this event at the world championships in 2017. Suwanan BOONSORN claimed a bronze medal.
- At the world junior championships in March 2018, Asian athletes won all the medals on offer - Sayara AVEZMETOVA (TKM) won gold, Thu Ha DO (VIE) claimed silver and Gulbahar MADREYMOVA (TKM) and Wadimah ALYAFEI (UAE) both took bronze.
- Prior to the 2018 Asian Games, Turkmenistan had not won gold in a women's event in any sport at the Asian Games.
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