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World Games silver medal for Qubbaj

By JT - Jul 30,2017 - Last updated at Jul 30,2017

AMMAN — Lama Qubbaj is the toast of Jordan after clinching a silver medal on Saturday at the World Games taking place in Poland, according to the Jordan Olympic Committee News Service.

The Games feature sports and disciplines not included on the Olympic programme, which gave the ju-jitsu star a chance to shine on the global stage. And she didn’t disappoint, surging her way to the Open Weight final with a semifinal victory over the host nation’s Emilia Mckweik.

But she could not quite secure gold in a tight final against Amal Amjahid of Belgium. Qubbaj’s medal made it a successful end to competition for Jordan who sent five athletes to compete in ju-jitsu, muaythai and kickboxing.

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