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  • 30 Oct 2022
  • Source : ADSC

UAE team shines with nine medals on first day of Jiu-jitsu World Championship

The 27th edition of the Jiu-Jitsu World Championship kicked off today at the Jiu-Jitsu Arena in Zayed Sports City, where the UAE national team, sponsored by Mubadala Investment Company, seized the lead in the medal table with nine medals, including 2 gold, 2 and 5 bronze, in the Under-16 division.

H.H. Sheikh Khalid bin Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Member of the Abu Dhabi Executive Council and Chairman of the Abu Dhabi Executive Office, inaugurated the event earlier today, and crowned the winners, and was accompanied by Abdel Moneim Al Hashemi, Chairman of the UAE Jiu-Jitsu Federation (UAEJJF), President of the Asian Jiu-Jitsu Union, and Senior Vice President of the Jiu-Jitsu International Federation (JJIF), and Panagiotis Theodoropoulos, President of the Jiu-Jitsu International Federation (JJIF).

The UAE national team, affectionately referred to as the Jiu-Jitsu Falcons, produced an outstanding performance on the mats and demonstrated they were determined to defend the World Champions title secured last year.