The UAE’s boys aged 10-17 followed in the footsteps of their female compatriots with a remarkable haul of medals at the Abu Dhabi World Youth Jiu-Jitsu Championship – the dedicated competition for local and international youth at the Abu Dhabi World Professional Jiu-Jitsu Championship 2019 (ADWPJJC). The competition is held under the aegis of His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces.
The UAE won the girls’ contest on day two by securing a huge 54,320 points, which consisted of 17 gold, 29 silver and 59 bronze medals.
On day three of the week-long ADWPJJC 2019, which runs until 26th April at Mubadala Arena, saw hundreds of boys aged 10-17, from 54 countries and 139 clubs, contest 975 matches in 77 different categories across grey, yellow, orange, green and blue belts in Abu Dhabi – the global home of jiu-jitsu.
With categories divided into Infant, Junior, Teen and Juvenile, the UAE claimed victory by claiming 45,384 points or 68 medals, which comprised of 15 gold medal, 19 silver medal and 34 bronze medals. Kazakhstan finished second with 22,920 points and securing 14 gold, 14 silver and 24 bronze medals; whereas Russia finished third with 20,104 points and won 15 gold, 11 silver and 16 bronze medals.
With 959 athletes from 54 nations and 139 clubs in action in the boys Abu Dhabi World Youth Jiu-Jitsu Championship, a total of 886 matches were held on Monday.
His Highness Sheikh Abdullah bin Mohammed bin Khalid Al Nahyan, Chairman of the Board of Directors, Al Ain Club, was on-hand to award the winners of the boys’ competition.
After the conclusion of the Abu Dhabi World Youth Championship, the Abu Dhabi Masters Jiu-Jitsu World Championship would return to Abu Dhabi’s Mubadala Arena on Tuesday. Athletes holding black, brown, purple and blue belts, over the age of 30, would contest over 700 matches in numerous weight categories.