Today calls for another celebration of Filipino physique, strength, and spirit.
HISTORYMAKER. Meggie Ochoa makes her mark in Philippine sports history as the country’s first Jiu-Jitsu world champion, after prevailing in the women’s seniors 49-kilogram division of the 2018 Jujutsu World Championship held in Sweden on Sunday, November 25.
Her victory also makes her the first ever Asian to clinch a gold medal in the prestigious tourney.
The 28-year-old Ochoa now has four international gold medals, also winning the championship in the Jiujitsu World Tour in London early this year.
BACK AT IT AGAIN. After a scoreless draw in their final group stage match against Indonesia on the same day, Sunday, the Azkals (Philippine National Football Team) secured their place in the semifinals of the 2018 AFF Suzuki Cup.
The Azkals finished second in Group B at eight points, next to two-time champion Thailand. They will be facing Vietnam next, the top team of Group A, in the two-legged semifinal series to begin on December 2.
The Azkals missed out a semifinal berth in 2016. This is their fourth semifinal appearance in five tournaments.
Graphics by Roc Verdera.
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