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

Posted: Fri Aug 24, 2018 9:21 pm
by CEOCambodiaNews
Exceptional !
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Cambodia defeats UAE to win gold in women's 49 kg ju-jitsu at Asian Games
24 Aug 2018
Cambodia's Jessa Khan defeated the United Arab Emirates' Alhinaai Mahra to win gold in the Newaza Women's 49kg ju-jitsu event on Friday at the 2018 Asian Games in Jakarta.

Margarita Ochoa from the Philippines - who dominated last year's Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games in Turkmenistan - was a favorite to win gold but lost her quartefinal match to Duong Thi Thanh Minh of Vietnam.

Ochoa won the bronze against compatriot Kaila Napolis, who had lost to Khan.

This is Cambodia's only medal at the competition so far, while the UAE has won two golds and three silver medals.
https://www.efe.com/efe/english/destaca ... 61-3728655
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Reminder about why this is a big deal for Cambodia: This will be Cambodia's second medal EVER in the Asian Games, after Sorn Seavmey's mythic Gold in 2014.
At the last edition of the games in Incheon, South Korea, in 2014, Taekwondo star Sorn Seavmey was the team’s sole medalist bringing the country’s 44-year wait for an Asian Games medal to an end and catapulting herself to superstar status.
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50523711/c ... mes-glory/

Jessa Khan Wins Gold for Cambodia at Asian Games 2018

Posted: Fri Aug 24, 2018 9:26 pm
by Jamie_Lambo
Jessa Khan wins Gold in Ju-Jitsu
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Re: Breaking: Jessa Khan Wins Asian Games Gold Medal for Cambodia !

Posted: Fri Aug 24, 2018 9:26 pm
by Username Taken
Good on her!

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

Posted: Fri Aug 24, 2018 9:33 pm
by xxxxxxx
Bravo. :thumb:

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

Posted: Sat Aug 25, 2018 1:51 am
by CEOCambodiaNews
Cambodia Wins Gold Media in 2018 Asian Games, Japanese Martial Art Jujutsu
25/08/18 01:40
Jakarta (FN), August 24 - Cambodia won the gold medal at the 18th Asian Asian Games in Indonesia.

The first gold medal of Cambodia for Asian Games 2018 was won by American-Cambodian female athelete Khan Jessa after beating Alhinaai Mahra from the United Arab Emirates in Jujutsu game - a Japanese martial art using close combat for defeating an armed and armored opponent, with only a short weapon or none at all.

Vath Chamroeun, Secretary General of the National Olympic Committee of Cambodia (NOCC), said that this is another pride for the Cambodian athletic for winning second gold medal in a history of the Asian Games following the first one by Sorn Seavmey in the 17th Asian Games held in South Korea 2014.
http://en.freshnewsasia.com/index.php/e ... 31-09.html

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

Posted: Sat Aug 25, 2018 2:05 am
by CEOCambodiaNews
Amazing Jessa.
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She's only 16 then, just a kid.
Photos from her facebook page.
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Re: Breaking: Jessa Khan Wins Asian Games Gold Medal for Cambodia !

Posted: Sat Aug 25, 2018 10:51 am
by PSD-Kiwi
Well done to her!

Not a very Khmer sounding name is it, Jessa Khan :unknown:

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

Posted: Sat Aug 25, 2018 11:13 am
by jmagic
A solid Khmerican victory.

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

Posted: Sat Aug 25, 2018 12:13 pm
by bolueeleh
east asian father, khmer mother?

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

Posted: Sat Aug 25, 2018 12:33 pm
by Brody
bolueeleh wrote:
Sat Aug 25, 2018 12:13 pm
east asian father, khmer mother?
Could be.

Hell, with all these Chinese buying citizenship for land grabbing purposes...we might soon see 'Cambodians' taking the gold in table-tennis.

Anyway, Well Done to Jessa :thumb:

Is there a Jiu Jitsu dojo in Phnom Penh? That's a righteous martial art and I'd be very keen to sign up for classes.