On the sixth day, the UAE Jiu-Jitsu National Team put on another outstanding performance, winning four medals, including one gold, one bronze, and one silver.
The Mubadala Investment Company sponsored the team to win 29 medals at the Jiu-Jitsu Arena in Zayed Sports City.
Khaled Al-Shehhi won gold in the all-Emirati final at 62kg, while Omar Al-Fadhli took silver. They were joined by Hessa (48kg) as well as Saeed Al-Kubaisi (85.5kg), who won bronze medals.
Youssef al Batran, a board member of UAEJJF, praised the UAE’s national jiu-jitsu team’s performance and said that: “We are proud of this generation of champions, which show the highest levels in commitment, self-confidence, and lack of fear of rivals, as they face the mighty competitors from all parts of the globe. Our athletes have unmatched willpower and determination. They are determined to increase the nation’s medal count and keep the title.
Marwan Ali Al Kaabi observed that the championship offered the perfect environment for both players and spectators.
He stated that he would provide all support possible to jiu-jitsu’s advancement in Abu Dhabi and its position as the world capital of the sport.
Al-Shehhi’s victory in gold increased the chances of the national team retaining last year’s World Championship title.
Al-Fadhli is competing in his first international championship since earning the blackbelt. He said that he was incredibly proud to be competing today. He truly deserves the medal. The UAE is the ultimate winner. This medal is dedicated to the UAE’s visionary leadership. We are inspired by their unending support and will continue to strive for excellence.
Christopher Mueller, the coach of the German Jiu-jitsu Team, predicted that his team would finish among the top three countries as the competition nears its end. “My team is doing amazingly well. As of right now, we are ranked 3rd in the overall medal count for the world championship. The teamwork is producing the desired outcomes.”
The coach for Greece, Dimitrios Marinakis, also expressed similar sentiments and praised organizers for delivering such a “fantastic” event.