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Two Jordan golds at Asian Championships

By JT - Dec 11,2016 - Last updated at Dec 11,2016

AMMAN — Two Jordanian ju jitsu fighters are sitting on top of Asia on Sunday, with one waiting to see if she is also sitting on top of the world, according to a statement from the Jordan Olympic Committee News Service.

Both Lama Qubbaj and Haider Rashid won their Asian weight titles over the weekend, with Lama adding the continental honour to the World Championship title she won last month. She now has an anxious wait to see whether she will end the year as the No. 1 ranked +70kg fighter in the world.

Qubbaj was joined at the 1st Asian Ju Jitsu Championships in Ashgabat, Turkmenistan, by Rashid, who won his four matches by submission against opponents from Turkmenistan, Kazakhstan and Kurdistan. It completes a memorable year for ju jitsu which has fast established itself as one of Jordan’s fastest growing sports.

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