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Oman jiu-jitsu team wins four medals in UAE championship

6 Feb 2024 Oman jiu-jitsu team wins four medals in UAE championship By MOHAMMED TAHA

Muscat – The Oman national jiu-jitsu team claimed four medals at the AJP Tour UAE National Jiu-Jitsu Championship 2024 – GI, concluding a successful campaign on Sunday at Mubadala Arena in Zayed Sports City.

The team’s medals haul included a gold, two silvers and a bronze, showcasing members’ success in various divisions.

Under the guidance of Coach Abdullah bin Khamis al Farsi, the seven-member team competed against athletes from over 50 countries, spanning teen, amateur, professional and masters categories.

The event, a collaborative effort between UAE Jiu-Jitsu Federation and Abu Dhabi Jiu-Jitsu Pro (AJP), ran from February 2 to 4, drawing a global roster of over 200 competitors.

Sharing his insights with Muscat Daily, Farsi highlighted the composition of the Omani team which included competitors in under-16, amateur and professional categories.

Nasser bin Badr al Ghailani clinched gold in the 50kg teen category – yellow belt, Nawaf bin Ahmed al Farsi (38kg teen -blue belt) and Ikrima bin Mubarak al Araimi (77kg amateur -blue belt) won silver medals, and Fahd bin Abdullah al Araimi (77kg amateur – blue belt) added a bronze to the team’s tally.

(2R) Coach Abdullah bin Khamis al Farsi with members of Oman’s team at AJP Tour UAE National Jiu-Jitsu Championship 2024 – GI

Despite financial and logistical challenges, the team succeeded owing to its determination and rigorous preparations, involving four hours of daily training.

Farsi informed that the championship provided a platform to highlight young Omani talent, with a special day dedicated to youth competitions.

The significance of the AJP Tour UAE National Jiu-Jitsu Championship extends beyond medals, as it offers AJP ranking points crucial for qualification in the Abu Dhabi World Jiu-Jitsu at the end of the season.

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