Jiu Jitsu President’s Cup Al Ain Retains Title

Source: ADSC 3/25/2018 12:00:00 AM Share this:

Al Ain maintained their hold of The President Cup title for a second year in as many times after they came up tops again by winning 21 of the 45 gold medals that were on offer in the fifth and final leg of the competition at the Mubadala Arena over the weekend.

In terms of points, they amassed 3,376 followed by Al Wahda on 2,535 and Al Jazira 1,982.

Al Ain had several national team players, particularly in the women's category, in action.

Hessa Al Shamsi (62kg), Wadima Al Yafei (49kg), Maha Al Hanaei (55kg), Maitha Shraim (55kg juvenile) and Bashayer Al Matrooshi (63kg), all were winners and used the competition as their final preparation for the World Pro.

Al Ain has has dominated the team competition that was instituted last season by the UAE Jiu-Jitsu Federation.

"We have a project for every sport at the club and what we see now is directly the results of the work," said Khamis Al Kaabi, head of the sports department at Al Ain Club.

"We are fortunate too because we are the only club in the city. We have more than 600 registered in jiu-jitsu and players at all levels from the beginners to the elite.

We not only want to be the No.1 jiu-jitsu club in the country but in the world. That's our long-term project.

We have a high-performance team working with the elite group and have already have many of those in the UAE national junior, youth and senior teams."