Kaila Napolis gained revenge on Jessa Khan at the SEA Games ©SEA Games

Filipino ju-jitsu fighter Kaila Napolis said that she relished turning the tables on Cambodian rival Jessa Khan.

At the 2019 Southeast Asian (SEA) Games in New Clark City in The Philippines, Napolis lost on home soil to Khan in the final of the women's 49 kilograms division.

She finally put that defeat right last week by seeing off Khan for gold in the 52kg ne-waza gi category at the 2023 SEA Games.

This time, Khan experienced defeat on home soil with the Games ongoing in Cambodia.

"Getting back at her took a long time and I was really motivated to win," said Napolis to the Inquirer after her four year wait.

"I can still remember that loss at home.

"To win against her in Cambodia is overwhelming.

"I promised myself that I would not let the opportunity pass once I had the chance."

Napolis' victory was the first gold for The Philippines at this year's SEA Games.

Twenty-one-year-old Khan is considered as a rising star in the sport and did manage to win the 52kg ne-waza nogi title at this year's event.

She also won Asian Games gold at Jakarta-Palembang 2018 and the light featherweight title at the prestigious Santa Cruz International Open in April.