Lillian Marchand not only took on some of the best in the world, she beat them.
Marchand, a member of the Okanagan Indian Band, won two gold medals in Paris today at the European International Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Federation Championships.
The jiu jitsu phenom was competing in the Juvenile 2 blue belt light division.
This is the latest in a string of wins for Marchand who trains at North Okanagan Shuswap Brazilian Jiu Jitsu when she is in the Okanagan.
But when Marchand is competing, she trains at Atos headquarters in San Diego with world champion grappler Andre Galvao.
Marchand, who is a Tolko-sponsored athlete, trains with Galvao up to six months of the year.
At just 16 years old, Marchand already has already won numerous prestigious titles and has more events coming up throughout 2023.