Friday, October 27, 2023

“UAE Jiu-Jitsu Wins 15 Medals at Thailand Open Grand Prix 2023”


The UAE national jiu-jitsu team dominated the Thailand Open Grand Prix 2023 on day one, securing 15 medals in total. Sponsored by Mubadala Investment Company, the team won seven gold, five silver, and three bronze medals. Balqis Abdul Karim won gold in the 45-kilogram category, followed by Hamda Al-Shukaili (48 kilogram), Asma Al-Hosani (52 kilogram), Shamsa Al-Amri (57 kilogram), Theyab Alnuaimi (56 kilogram), Khaled Alshehhi (62 kilogram), and Mohammed Alsuwaidi (69 kilogram). The silver medals were won by Aisha Al-Shamsi (45 kilogram), Hessa Al-Shamsi (52 kilogram), Omar Alsuwaidi (56 kilogram), Fahad Alhammadi (69 kilogram), and Mahdi Alawlaqi (77 kilogram). Sarah Shams Al-Hammadi (48 kilogram), Muhammad Al-Awlaki (77 kilogram), and Sultan Jabr (69 kilogram) won bronze medals. The UAE Jiu-Jitsu Federation’s technical department director, Mubarak Al-Menhali, praised the team’s performance and staff. The team is preparing for upcoming global competitions, including the World Championships in Mongolia and the Hangzhou 2022 Asian Games.

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