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Jiu-Jitsu a hit on its NAS debut

Mohammed Salem Al Dhaheri, Vice President of the UAE Jiu-Jitsu Federation (UAEJJF), has predicted a spurt in the popularity of the sport following its successful debut in the Nad Al Sheba Sports Tournament.

Sport360 staff 2018/06/03

Mohammed Salem Al Dhaheri, Vice President of the UAE Jiu-Jitsu Federation (UAEJJF), has predicted a spurt in the popularity of the sport following its successful debut in the Nad Al Sheba Sports Tournament.

With competition for gold medals in 29 different categories, the first edition of the NAS Jiu-Jitsu Championship attracted more than 400 participants from many different nationalities and Al Dhaheri was impressed with the quality of the competition and turnout.

“The Nad Al Sheba Sports Tournament, organised under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of Dubai Sports Council, has risen from the local stage to become a truly international event,” said Al Dhaheri.

“It keeps growing stronger and stronger with every passing year and we, the UAE Jiu-Jitsu Federation, are proud to be a part of this tournament and I believe our partnership with the Organising Committee of NAS will give Jiu-Jitsu a boost, expanding the base of the sport and increasing the number of participants.

“This year we had more than 400 participants and I am confident we will see bigger numbers in the next edition because the number of people joining this sport keeps increasing significantly every year.

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“So we are looking forward to the next edition of the NAS Sports Tournament. Participating in this tournament has been and will continue to be on the agenda of the UAEJJF. We at the Federation want to take Jiu-Jitsu to every home and every family in the UAE, and the NAS Sports Tournament will be one of our main partners in this endeavour.”

Meanwhile, in the NAS Padel Championship, the pair of Mohammed Al Mansouri and Saeed Al Marri will take on Abdullah Ahli and Mohammed Ahli in the final of the UAE Nationals category.

In the semi-finals on Friday night, Al Mansouri and Al Marri defeated Abdullah Amiri and Majed Al Falasi 6-0, 6-1, while Abdullah and Mohammed Ahli qualified at the expense of Sheikh Saeed Hasher and Omar Sharif, winning 6-1, 6-1.

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