Al Ain showed once again dominated the President’s Jiu-Jitsu Cup after finishing top of the fourth round with a rich haul of medals.
At the Baynounah Educational Complex in Al Dhafra, the Garden City club clinched 14 golds, four silvers and nine bronzes to accumulate 627 points. They finished just ahead of Al Wahda (627 points) and Al Jazira (422).
Among the medalists was Hilal Naser from Al Dhafra Sports Club. Competing in the U-18 youth category, he won bronze medal and expressed his pride in being part of the tournament.
“Winning a medal in a championship named after His Highness the President is an honor. The round was very powerful since it is brings together players of different belts into the same category,” he said.
Gold medalist Reem Al Hashemi of Al Jazira, said it was difficult to win the 49kg division, saying every competitor showed a high level of skill and determination to win.
“We achieved our goal for this round, and the performance was wonderful at various levels, especially the playing level,” said Al Hashemi. “We have benefited greatly from playing with different clubs and players of different belts, which allowed us to gain experience and learn from our mistakes.”
Mohammed Salem Al Dhaheri, vice-president of UAE Jiu-Jitsu Federation (UAEJJF), added: “The success of each round of this prestigious championship supports the strategic goals of the UAE Jiu-Jitsu Federation in spreading the affinity for this sport amongst the UAE youth, and assuring the UAE’s position as an international hub for this sport.”
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