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Qubbaj clinches World Ju Jitsu title

By JT - Nov 27,2016 - Last updated at Nov 27,2016

Jordan’s Lama Qubbaj (3rd from right) poses with winners at the 2016 JJIF World Ju Jitsu Championship in Wroclaw, Poland, on Sunday (Photo courtesy of the JOC Media Centre)

AMMAN — Lama Qubbaj is the toast of Jordan after winning the JJIF World Ju Jitsu title for the second year in a row, according to the Jordan Olympic Committee News Service.

The 28-year-old clinched the title after beating Loska Magdalena from the host nation Poland in the final of the +70kg Category.

Lama has been in incredible form all year and reached the final after beating another Polish fighter, Justyma Sitko, in the semifinal.

The win will make her an overwhelming favourite to retain the Jordan Olympic Committee’s Black Iris Sports Awards’ female accolade which will be decided in the New Year.

Meanwhile, her sister Rana, 34, won bronze in the -70kg Category after losing her semifinal to Sweden’s Diana Hallden. The former world champion won her first fight against Poland’s Emilia Mackwiak, and also beat Russia’s Lana Kutcar in the quarter-final.

The category’s other bronze medal also went to Jordan, with Yara Kakish losing to Poland Irena Preiss in the last four. She reached the semifinal with wins over France’s Chloe Lalande and Greece’s Zafiria Panagiotarakou.


Overall, the JJIF World Ju Jitsu Championships in Wroclaw have proved to be another fruitful one for Jordan who started well on Friday with Haidar Rasheed winning bronze in the 85kg Category. Haidar won five fights to secure his gold medal before missing out on the final to Russia’s Abdubari Guesenov by submission.

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