Asian Championship: UAE in first place for jiu-jitsu with 15 medals

By Rajive Singh

ABU DHABI 20 September 2017: The UAE ranked in the first place for jiu-jitsu with 15 medals at the 2017 Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games in Ashgabat, Turkmenistan,

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The UAE won a total number of 8 medals yesterday.

This takes the entire UAE national team to 4th place in the overall medals table at the Asian Games.

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Medals won yesterday

Khalfan Balhol, 28-year old Silver medallist and brown belt from yesterday’s fight said: “I’m very proud, thanks be to God, for the great achievements we’ve secured at the Asian Indoor Sports and Defense Sports Championship.

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“I’d like to dedicate this success to our wise leadership and the UAE people. In 2017, I’ve participated in three championships, and managed to win a gold at the Thailand Beach Championship, a silver medal at the Asia Championship in Vietnam and finally a silver medal here at the Asian Indoor Championship, and going forward I am determined to secure further successes for my country and prepare myself for the big championships that are coming up,” he added.