Breaking: Jessa Khan Wins Asian Games Gold Medal for Cambodia !

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Re: Breaking: Jessa Khan Wins Asian Games Gold Medal for Cambodia !

Post by John Bingham » Sat Aug 25, 2018 1:14 pm

There's one on the south side of Olympic stadium.
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Re: Breaking: Jessa Khan Wins Asian Games Gold Medal for Cambodia !

Post by Anchor Moy » Sat Aug 25, 2018 1:58 pm

Well done Jess.
Only two medals ever for Cambodia, and both of them gold medals won by women for martial arts. Go ladies. :thumb:
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Re: Breaking: Jessa Khan Wins Asian Games Gold Medal for Cambodia !

Post by that genius » Sat Aug 25, 2018 2:04 pm

Congratulations!
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Post by CEOCambodiaNews » Sat Aug 25, 2018 2:33 pm

Cambodia claims a Ju-Jitsu gold
August 25, 2018
Cambodia won an unexpected gold medal in the women’s ju-jitsu newaza 49 kg category at the 2018 Asian Games in Jakarta yesterday after Jessa Khan sensationally defeated Mahra Alhinaai of the UAE by submission at JIExpo Kemayoran, Jakarta.

Khan forced Mahra to surrender with a lockdown with seconds remaining.

With Sorn Seavmey hurtling out of the Taekwondo competition earlier in the week it looked like Cambodia would be going home empty handed but a medal comes in the unlikely event of Ju-Jitsu – a relatively new sport for Cambodia.

Cambodia’s only dedicated Jiu Jitsu school is Phnom Penh’s H/Art Jiu Jitsu which opened its doors in 2016 after running Jiu-Jitsu classes out of the Prokout fight gym behind Aeon Mall. Run by Vivaddhana Khaou, who is also representing Cambodia in Jakarta, it moved to its own studio in an effort to reach a larger audience.
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50526689/c ... itsu-gold/
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Re: Breaking: Jessa Khan Wins Asian Games Gold Medal for Cambodia !

Post by HarleyG » Sat Aug 25, 2018 3:19 pm

Congrats Jessa!!! Great job!!!
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Post by CEOCambodiaNews » Tue Aug 28, 2018 5:16 pm

Asian Games: Gold for Cambodia by Californian born in Texas
By STEPHEN WADE
Posted: Aug. 26, 2018

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — At 16, Jessa Khan has already won a stack of gold medals at state, regional and international competitions. But these are nothing to match her gold medal in jiu-jitsu at the Asian Games.

She won for Cambodia, thrilling for a young woman who was born in Texas, lives in southern California and was competing for the birthplace of her father.

"I won a lot of gold medals before, but this one was very special," she said in an interview Sunday with the Associated Press.

Khan said she visited Cambodia for the first time just two weeks ago, intrigued by the chance to compete for her adopted nation in jiu-jitsu, which is on the Asian Games sports program for the first time.

"It means a lot since it's the first time they are having jiu-jitsu, so I'm glad I was able to win it for Cambodia and — make history," she said.

It's surely special for her father Peter, who escaped Cambodia during the mass killings of the Pol Pot regime. He was born in the Phnom Penh. Khan said her mother, April, has Latin American roots.
http://www.whig.com/article/20180826/AP/308269953#
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Re: Breaking: Jessa Khan Wins Asian Games Gold Medal for Cambodia !

Post by violet » Tue Aug 28, 2018 8:35 pm

CEOCambodiaNews wrote:
Tue Aug 28, 2018 5:16 pm
Asian Games: Gold for Cambodia by Californian born in Texas
By STEPHEN WADE
Posted: Aug. 26, 2018

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — At 16, Jessa Khan has already won a stack of gold medals at state, regional and international competitions. But these are nothing to match her gold medal in jiu-jitsu at the Asian Games.

She won for Cambodia, thrilling for a young woman who was born in Texas, lives in southern California and was competing for the birthplace of her father.

"I won a lot of gold medals before, but this one was very special," she said in an interview Sunday with the Associated Press.

Khan said she visited Cambodia for the first time just two weeks ago, intrigued by the chance to compete for her adopted nation in jiu-jitsu, which is on the Asian Games sports program for the first time.

"It means a lot since it's the first time they are having jiu-jitsu, so I'm glad I was able to win it for Cambodia and — make history," she said.

It's surely special for her father Peter, who escaped Cambodia during the mass killings of the Pol Pot regime. He was born in the Phnom Penh. Khan said her mother, April, has Latin American roots.
http://www.whig.com/article/20180826/AP/308269953#
I'm happy for her, but it's not really like Cambodia won, is it? Not to me, anyway.
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Re: Breaking: Jessa Khan Wins Asian Games Gold Medal for Cambodia !

Post by Username Taken » Tue Aug 28, 2018 9:41 pm

^^^ "she visited Cambodia for the first time just two weeks ago"

Surely questionable.
... give 'em a quick, short, sharp shock ...

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