PSUT student Hamza Al-Rasheed takes gold at the Jiu-jitsu World Championships in Colombia

Sunday, December 3, 2017 - 12:30




Hamza Al-Rasheed, a student at Princess Sumaya University for Technology, has won the gold medal at the Jiu-jitsu World Championships in Colombia. The tournament was attended by more than 300 players representing 39 countries, including the Arab countries of Bahrain, Morocco, UAE, Tunisia and Jordan.

HRH Princess Sumaya bint El Hassan, Chair of the University’s Board of Trustees, congratulated Jordan on this achievement as well as congratulating Hamza Al-Rasheed for winning the gold medal at international level. Her Royal Highness noted that the achievements of the University and its students continue to accumulate in events covering both academic and extracurricular activities. PSUT lays great emphasis on these events and their impact with regard to shaping the student’s character, building bridges of communication with the local community, and encouraging a competitive spirit among students. Princess Sumaya also thanked the administration of the University, the trainers and all those who contributed to this achievement, which once again emphasizes the team spirit which is to be found among the PSUT family, including the students and academic and administrative bodies. This comprehensive positive attitude at the University is born of Her Royal Highness’s keenness to monitor all student activities, including their extracurricular interests, which serve not only to enhance the sports skills of young people, but also to deepen the general concept of national culture.

The President of PSUT, Professor Mashhoor Al-Refai, also congratulated Hamza on achieving the world gold medal, which puts the University in a very good light. Prof. Al-Refai stressed that the excellence of the University and its students is not limited to the scientific and academic fields, but extends to a wide range of extracurricular activities. The University pays attention to those activities that help students in the development of their skills and abilities, and their success goes a long way toward the realization of HRH Princess Sumaya’s vision of providing support to young people in all aspects of life in recognition of their role as part of the movement of change that is taking place in our world today.

It is worth mentioning that Hamza Al-Rasheed, competing in the 77 kg category, succeeded in defeating his Belgian rival Wim Debater, who is seeded second in the world, with Al-Rasheed showing great skill to deservedly take the title and the gold medal.