Jordan’s Lama Qubbaj faces a nervous wait over the coming weeks to discover if she will be at the top of the world ju jitsu rankings when they are next released.
The 28-year-old retained her JJIF World Championship title in the +70kg division at the weekend to cement her place as one of the sport’s greats.
But despite winning the same title last year and following that up with more continental success since, she has been stuck at No. 4 in the world and No. 1 in Asia for the past 12 months.
“The standard of the tournament has gone up a lot since I won it last year so I am hoping this win will push me close to the top world ranking,” said Lama.
“I had some really hard fights and was very happy with my performance, all the preparation and training paid off and I feel very grateful.”
Jordan won four medals in total at the World Championships and Lama added that “my teammates and I feel very proud about it”. She is expected to fly back from Poland on Tuesday night.