The Philippine, led by Meggie Ochoa, bagged three gold medals to take the early lead in the jiu-jitsu competition of the 30th Southeast Asian Games late Monday at the Laus Events Center in Angeles, Pampanga.
Ochoa claimed the gold in the women’s -45kg event in jiu-jitsu’s debut in the biennial meet, beating Le Thu Trang Dao of Vietnam 13-0.
Carlo Pena and Dean Michael Roxas clinched top honors in the men’s 56kg and 85kg divisions.
Pena prevailed over Richard Rengga of Indonesia 17-2 while Roxas beat Benjamin Chia by submission 100-0.
Singapore got a gold in the men’s -62kg class through Noah Lim who beat Swijak Kuntong of Thailand by submission 100-0.
Thailand’s Bhanpot Lertthaisong beat Marc Lim of the Philippines 2-0 in the men’s -69kg side.