ABU DHABI, The Head of the UAE Jiu-Jitsu Federation, UAEJJF, has commended the achievement of UAE champion Faisal Al Ketbi, who won a gold medal in the Under 94-kg category at the World Jiu-Jitsu Championship in Bogota, Colombia.
Abdulmoneim Al Sayed Al Hashemi, President of the UAEJJF, the Asian Jiu-Jitsu Federation and First Deputy President of the International Jiu-Jitsu Federation, said, "Raising the UAE flag high in international events is one of the most important objectives of jiu-jitsu, and His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan's words of appreciation to our hero Faisal Al Ketbi is a distinction we are all proud of. Al Ketbi has proven that he can take on the responsibility of representing our nation in international sports platforms, for he has demonstrated the sufficient skills, potential and calibre to accomplish this achievement."
The UAE National Team's star Faisal Al Ketbi has won multiple medals internationally during the current season, 2017-18. He won a gold and a silver medal at the Olympic games in Poland, in addition to two gold medals and a silver medal at the 2nd Asian Championship in Hanoi, Vietnam, and two gold medals in the Asian Indoor Games in Turkmenistan, now adding another gold medal at Colombia to his portfolio of achievements.
The UAE National Team will conclude its participation in the World Jiu-Jitsu Championship on Saturday, as Obaid Al Nuaimi competes in the Under 56-kg category with eight other players. Saeed Al Mazrouei will compete in Under 62-kg with 14 other players and Saood Al Hammadi will compete in Under 77-kg with 19 other players.
Meanwhile, Al Ketbi will play once more on Monday, 27th November, in the free weight category.
Source: Emirates News Agency