Judoka Mariya Takahashi beats defending champion for gold; 21st gold for Philippines (2017 SEA Games)

Judoka Mariya Takahashi beat the defending champion Surattana Thongsri of Thailand in the women’s -70kg finals to take the 21st gold medal for the Philippines in the 2017 SEA Games on Sunday, August 27.

The 16-year-old Fil-Japanese Takahashi unleashed her power by way of ippon in 48 seconds against Thongsri, upsetting the former gold medalist from 2007 to 2015.

Watch the winning moment of Takahashi below.