SOUTHEAST Asian (SEA) Games gold medalist Marc Alexander Lim of Davao City is upbeat about his stint in the 19th Asian Games jiu-jitsu competition that will get underway on Thursday, October 5 in Hangzhou, China.
The 26-year-old champion is seeing action for the second time in the quadriennial Games. He is entered in the men's -62 kilograms division.
"Not so nervous as of now. Currently focused on things in front of me like making the weight, nursing injuries, training, and setting the mind, etc.," Lim said in a Facebook chat interview with SunStar Davao.
He said they prepared for a five-week training camp in the U.S., but he had to return two weeks earlier due to an emergency.
Lim added, "I expect to do well."
The national jiu-jitsu team arrived in Hangzhou on Monday, October 2.
It can be recalled that Lim clinched his first Southeast Asian (SEA) Games gold medal in Cambodia, which he said was the "culmination of a never-ending personal support system, several years of wins, losses, the good times, and the bad ones."
The Dabawenyo was grouped with strong opponents in a tough bracket during the SEA Games where he secured an upset victory against a three-time SEA Games gold medalist from Singapore in the semifinals.
Lim also copped a bronze in the Asian Jiu-Jitsu Championships in Bangkok, Thailand on February 26, 2023.