Mighty Mullaghbawn woman Una Quinn wins European jiu jutsu title
MULLAGHBAWN woman Úna Quinn has become the IBJJF European Champion in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. The European championships taking place across five days in Pavilhão Multiusos de Odivelas in Lisbon, Portugal involved a record 3,500 competitors, making it the world's largest Brazilian jiu jitsu tournament.
Úna beat her first opponent Natalie Nicholson from England 10-0, then took on Swiss native Isabelle Aerny and finished the match 9-0, before beating tournament favourite German Bianca Siegmund 7-0.
In the final she finished off Spanish woman Marta Sanchez by armbar submission within two minutes. Throughout the tournament Úna did not concede a single point.
Trained under Sebastiao Torres, a judo and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu black belt, she trains between two gyms - Fight Academy Ireland in Belfast and Team Torres in Newry. Balancing a full-time job as a brand manager for First Trust Bank with looking after her three-year-old son, Úna credits the support of her family and team-mates to getting her tournament-ready.