Gold for Jordan's Hamzeh Al Rasheed in World Ju-Jitsu Championship

Published November 27th, 2017 - 07:54 GMT
Hamzeh Al Rasheed (Photo: Jordan Olympic Committee)
Hamzeh Al Rasheed (Photo: Jordan Olympic Committee)

Jordan has another World Champion, after Hamzeh Al Rasheed struck gold at the JJIF World Ju-Jitsu Championship taking place in Bogota, Colombia, according to the Jordan Olympic Committee News Service.

The 22-year-old was unbeatable in the -77kg category and thrilled the crowd with a tremendous win over World No. 2 Wem Bebater, from Belgium, in the final.

Earlier, he beat Croatia’s Max Arnold, UAE’s Su’od Al Hamdi, Poland’s Kozak Primin who was seeded one, and then Canada’s Michael Shehan in the semifinal. It has turned into a glorious championship for the Al Rasheed family, with brother Haidar winning silver in the -85kg on the first day of the championship.

Hamzeh is the second Jordanian athlete this month to reach the top of the world after kickboxer Oday Abu Hassweh clinched the -64kg title at the World Kickboxing Championship in Budapest, Hungary. And last month, Olympic gold medallist Ahmad Abu Ghaush won his weight category at the World Grand Prix in London.

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