Martial Arts. World runner-up jiu-jitsu champion Sandra Badie dies aged 31

Sandra Badie, one of the figures of the French jiu-jitsu team, died of cardiac arrest at the age of 31, France Jujitsu announced on her Facebook page on Friday.

“Sandra Badie, vice-world champion 2022, 3rd of the last World Games died this night (from Thursday to Friday), following a cardiac arrest”, she wrote.

The French Judo Federation, on which this sport combining several martial arts depends, expressed its “tremendous sadness”.

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At the World Games last July in Birmingham, United States, Sandra Badie won bronze in her -48 kg category before seeking the title with the French team in the mixed team event.

An “iconic” personality

She had also obtained a silver medal at the world championships organized in Abu Dhabi in the fall of 2022.

The Judo Club of Soumoulou, in the Pyrénées-Atlantiques, where she was licensed, saluted the memory of this fighter, several times champion of France. “Iconic personality of the Soumoulou judo club, she will leave a big void all around her,” added the club on its Facebook page.

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