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Al Ain claim top spot at President’s Jiu-Jitsu Cup
December 25, 2017
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Abu Dhabi: The third round of the President’s Jiu-Jitsu Cup for the 2017-2018 season at Al Ahli Youth Club, Dubai ended on Saturday with Al Ain topping the overall ranking in terms of points, followed by Al Wahda in second and Al Jazirah in third place.

Al Ain club won the third round with 755 points. When added to its overall points won in the first and second round, Al Ain Club has accumulated a total of 2,107 points in first place, thanks to exceptional performance of its players during the competition. Al Wahda came in second place with a total of 1,390 points and Al Jazirah in third place with a total of 1,363.

The third round attracted more UAE female and male players to compete for one of the most important titles of the season organized by UAE Jiu-Jitsu Federation (UAEJJF).

The results were announced amidst a large audience turnout, which is a reflection of the tournament’s popularity and the clubs’ keenness to provide the best performance on the mat.

The third round of the President’s Jiu-Jitsu Cup showed the intensive preparations undertaken by the athletes of various clubs with the intention to accumulate points and win the title by the fifth round, scheduled for March 2018.

The competition was divided into three groups: an over 21 men and women, under 20 boys and girls, under 17 boys and girls.

“The preparations for this round at the Al Ahli Sporting Club in Dubai lasted for two months, to culminate in this world-class level in accordance with the highest standards and technical equipment. The championship has also won the admiration of all participating clubs and the public.

“As the championship progressed, the participation and popularity increased, reflecting the championship’s status and its development in becoming a platform to develop the skills of Jiu-Jitsu champions and prepare them to participate in international forums,” said Youssef Al Batran, UAEJJF Board Member and the Championship Director.

Batran then pointed out that the championship’s organization and its success in each round, supports the UAEJJF strategy aimed at encouraging the community to adopt Jiu-Jitsu as a lifestyle, thus reflecting the UAE’s status as a capital of this prestigious international sport.

“Every round of this prestigious tournament has witnessed great development in comparison to its previous version.

“This is very special since this championship is based on an age and weight system, which allows female and male players from different belt groups to compete with others and enhance their skills and experience in the competition.

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