It's official: Malaysians are absolute fighters.
If you are fan of martial arts, especially Brazilian Jiu-jitsu, you would be proud to know that a Malaysian athlete recently won a gold medal at the Abu Dhabi World Masters Jiu-Jitsu Championship 2019.
Cassandra J. Poyong
, who hails from Sabah, defeated fellow competitors Marianna Jurkiewicz from Poland and Jelsilene Monteiro from Brazil in the women's under 55kg category to bring home the gold medal.
reported that the 30-year-old attributed her win to the team effort when it comes to the grueling training, "the crazy weight cuts" and "insane bath salt soak".
Prior to this win, the lass had also won two golds in this year's IBJJF Manila Open, and several gold medals in Malaysia's Copa da Malasia jiu-jitsu tournaments.
The Abu Dhabi World Masters Jiu-Jitsu Championship, which ran from 20 to 26 April this year, is regarded as the largest and most important event on the global jiu-jitsu calendar.
Brazilian jiu-jitsu is a martial art
and combat sport
system that focuses on grappling
with particular emphasis on ground fighting
Well done Cassandra, Malaysia is extremely proud of you!