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Sula Mae Loewenthal attended Mullum’s Shearwater Steiner School, and has been competing and training overseas in jiu jitsu for seven years.

Sula earned her spot at the world championships after winning her weight division in Brazilian jiu jitsu at a qualifying event, the ADCC Asia and Oceana trials, earlier this month.

Sula shocked the crowd when she submitted three out of her four opponents to win the women’s under 65kg division.

‘I won a ticket to compete in the 65kg bracket at the ADCC World Championships,  where there will be about 14,000 people viewing,’ Sula said.

‘I’ve only been training for seven years and I’m just a brown belt so it’s quite a big achievement for someone with my level of experience.

‘You have to consider there are girls in my bracket at the ADCC Worlds like Bia Mesquita, who have been competing at black belt for many more years than I’ve even been training’.

Sula now lives in London but her mother is still a local.

The Asia and Oceania Trials took place on May 11.


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