Dramatic Finals at Abu Dhabi World Professional Jiu-Jitsu Championship
The Abu Dhabi World Professional Jiu-Jitsu Championship concluded with an exciting final round. High-profile guests and an electrifying crowd were present at the event and they encouraged the players. Around 9000 athletes from 120 countries had taken part in the event which took place over a period of two weeks. The prize money for the event was US$1 million and this event is considered to be the largest tournament.
Brazil had secured the first place and had bagged around nine gold medals, one silver medal and six bronze medals. The United States of America had won the second position with one gold medal, two silver medals. The countries of Belgium and Norway had taken two gold medals each. UAE had also won two silver medals. Talib Al Karbi and Faisal Al Ketbi had made it to the finals.
The tournament had been organized by the UAE Jiu-Jitsu Federation and had been conducted under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces.
For the black belt 85-kg adult division, Emirati champion Faisal Al Ketbi and Isaque Braz from Brazil had represented their respective nations. Braz had won the title while the Emirati athlete had to settle for the silver medal. Al Ketbi had stated after the match that he had tried his level best to make his country proud and he was practicing hard for the future tournaments by improving his standards.