(Eagle News) — A ranking official of the New Era University sports department won a bronze medal in the Jiu-Jitsu Men’s 120 Kg (240 Lbs) category in the 30th South East Asia Games held at the Laus Convention Centre in Clark, Pampanga on Tuesday, Dec. 10.
Peter Lawrence Meimban is part of the Philippine Team which won five golds, three silvers, and three bronze medals in Jiu-Jitsu.
He fell to Noor Muhammad of Indonesia who was the eventual gold medalist in the category.
Meimban, 32, is no stranger to the regional jiu-jitsu scene. He won gold at the 2017 Tokyo International Open held at the Komazawa Olympic Park in Japan; a silver medal in the 2018 in the JJFP National Trials held in the SM Mall of Asia Arena; and a bronze medal earlier this year at the Thailand
Ju-Jitsu Open, held at Rangsit University in Thailand.
He also won First Place in both the Master 1 Blue Male Ultra-Heavy and Master 1 Blue Male Open Class Categories while representing Atos Jiu-Jitsu in the Dallas Fall International Open Jiu-Jitsu No-Gi 2017 Competition, held in Texas, USA.
Known to his students, peers, friends and loved ones as “Pong,” Peter teaches techniques in wrestling, jiu-jitsu and powerlifting at the NEU Main Campus. He was also previously the Wrestling Association of the Philippines (WAP) Vice President for Research.