Asian Games: Singapore's Constance Lien wins silver in jujitsu

Asian Games: Singapore's Constance Lien wins silver in jujitsu

Constance Lien
Constance Lien in action at the 2018 Asian Games. (Photo: Sport Singapore) 

JAKARTA: Singapore jujitsu exponent Constance Lien made history on Saturday (Aug 25) after winning the country's first-ever medal in the sport at the Asian Games.

Lien clinched the silver medal after losing to South Korea's Sung Jira by 2-4 in the women's under 62kg final at the Jakarta Convention Centre.

En route to the final, the 19-year-old beat Turkmenistan's Krovyakova Violetta 6-0 in the semis. 

Constance Lien silver medal Asian Games
From left: Silver medalist Singapore's Constance Lien, gold medalist South Korea's Sung Kira, and bronze medalists Jordan's Yara Kakish and Mongolia's Udval Tsogkhuu. (Photo: AP)

She also beat Mongolia's Battsogt Buyandelger, Thailand's Sangsirichok Onanong and Indonesia's Julia Simone all by submission in the round of 32, round of 16 and the quarter-finals respectively. 

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Singapore's Constance Lien and South Korea's Sung Jira in action at the 2018 Asian Games. (Photo: David Liew)

This is the first time that jujitsu is being contested at the Asian Games.

Lien came to the fore when she won golds in the under-58.5kg category and the absolute division at the Manila Open IBJJF Competition this year.

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Singapore's Constance Lien competes against Indonesia's Julia Simone in the women's under 62kg semi-finals at the 2018 Asian Games. (Photo: David Liew)

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Singapore's Constance Lien competes against Indonesia's Julia Simone in the women's under 62kg semi-finals at the 2018 Asian Games. (Photo: David Liew)

 

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Source: CNA/am(hm)

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