The First World Jiu Jitsu Gold Medal. | Budovideos Inc

What does the very first BJJ Worlds gold medal look like?

03 July, 2014 0 comments Leave a comment


Nowadays we are used to seeing the Worlds at the Pyramid in Long Beach, California. The very first World Jiu-Jitsu championships however, called Mundials in Brazil, was held at the Tijuca Tennis Club in Rio de Janeiro in 1996.

1996-Mundial-RioDeJaneiro-Tijuca-Tennis-Club

The Worlds was held in Brazil for 11 years until moving to California in 2007.


Let's take a look at a list of legendary BJJ athletes who received gold medals in the adult black belt division of the very first Worlds:

Rooster: Marcos Barreto
Light Feather: Helio Morrira
Feather: Royler Gracie
Light: Paulo Barroso
Middle: Roberto Correra
Medium Heavy: Roberto Magalhaes
Heavy: Fabio Gurgel
Super Heavy: Ricardo Liborio
Ultra Heavy: Mario Sperry
Absolute: Amaury Bitteti

And now let's see the glorious medal that these champions received:

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