Al Ain Club retained the President’s Jiu-Jitsu Cup for the second year in a row after the fifth and final round in Abu Dhabi.
At the Mubadala Arena, in Zayed Sports City, the Garden City topped the round with 3,376 points, while Al Wahda were second with 2,535 points. Al Jazira finished third with 1,982 points.
Khamis Obeid Al Kaabi, president of the Al Ain expressed his delight in the achievement. He said: “We dedicate this valuable win to His Highness Sheikh Hazaa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, and to all board members. It is a valuable achievement for us, especially that we started our preparations all the way back last year. We are very proud to hold the title of the President’s Jiu-Jitsu Cup, and we look forward to further achievements.”
Abdulmoneim Al Hashimi, president of the UAE and Asian Jiu-Jitsu Federations and Vice President of the International Federation of Jiu-Jitsu, added: “Year after year, we see major improvements in this tournament. We are witnessing a rich Jiu-Jitsu season, and with the new rounds that have been added, and the new format the championship will take next year, we are looking forward to more success.”
Mr. Khalid Al-Hinai, Chairman of Al-Wahda Sports Club, and Mr. Mansour Al-Dhahiri, Board Member of the #UAEJJF, crown our winners at the Final Round of the #JiuJitsu President's Cup. pic.twitter.com/0AUDk8JrP0— UAEJJF (@uaejjf) March 24, 2018
On the new format, Al Hashimi explained: “The championship will take a first and second leg format next year, where clubs compete against each other in various rounds. A club needs to gain more medals and points in the two legs to qualify for the next stage. This will make the tournament more challenging and exciting at the same time.”
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