Saintfield woman Leah McCourt wins Jui-Jitsu world bronze medal

Leah McCourt held her nerve in the bronze medal match in Abu Dhabi
Leah McCourt clinched another major championship medal in Abu Dhabi

Saintfield woman Leah McCourt has clinched a bronze medal at the Brazilian Jui-Jitsu World Championships in Abu Dhabi.

McCourt's latest medal added to her recent gold triumph at the recent European Championship.

The 22-year-old won her quarter-final bout against the Jordanian opponent before losing a referee's decision in the semi-final.

However, she regrouped to beat a Brazilian in the bronze medal contest.

McCourt becomes the first Irish competitor to win a medal at a Brazilian Jui-Jitsu World Championships.

The Northern Irishwoman was thrilled by her performance in the Emirates.

"Insane competition. Unbelievable experience," said the 22-year-old on Twitter.external-link