Youth World Championship in Abu Dhabi
The Capital of Ju-Jitsu was a worthy host for the 9th JJIF Ju-Jitsu World Championship for Aspirants (U18) and Juniors (U21).
40 countries registered for that outstanding event. His Highness Mohammed bin Zayed bin Sultan Al-Nahyan, crown prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, attended to the opening ceremony and watched the finals of the first day in the discipline Ne-Waza.
9th Junior and Aspirant Ju Jitsu World Championship 2018 that was held on the 01st to 5th of March 2018 in Mubadalla Arena Abu Dhabi UAE the Capital of Ju Jitsu sports. Organized by UAE Ju Jitsu Federation, Ju Jitsu Asian Union (JJAU) and Ju Jitsu International Federation (JJIF). The world championship completed with 583 competitors with their delegations representing 40 different countries around the world.
His Highness Mohammed bin Zayed bin Sultan Al-Nahyan, crown prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, attended to the opening ceremony and watched the finals of the first day in the discipline Ne-Waza.
The opening ceremony was leaded by the President of Ju Jitsu International Federation (JJIF) H.E. Panagiotis Theodoropoulos and The JJIF Senior Vice President H.E Abdulmunem Al Sayed Mohammed Al Hashmi with their gratifying and inspiring welcome message and the performance of Abu Dhabi Police music band and the welcome of all countries. The whole period of the championship was stream live with the support of Abu Dhabi TV and other networks. From the second day a test run via Stay Live platform was installed.
This marvelous event inspires and marked big interest to all the youth Ju-Jitsu athletes where they show their individual potential to compete in different countries with the pride of their nations behind them. From the day one of the competition everyone revealed their prospective to bring their best to achieve a best result for their National Team. It’s really amazing to witness our young Ju-Jitsu heroes pouring their efforts to bring home their success for their respective countries.
With the overall result, Russia took the 1st place among the 40 countries with 16 gold medals, 11 silver medals and 31 bronze medal, while UAE bring their best level into 2nd place with 10 gold medals, 7 silver medals and 15 bronze medals, followed by Thailand in the 3rd place with 9 gold medals, 3 silver medals and 4 bronze medals. 4th place took place by Greece with 5 gold medals, 8 silver medals and 12 bronze medal and 5th place goes to Belgium with 4 gold medals, 2 silver medals and 2 bronze medals.
It is a fulfillment for Asia where two of the Asian countries was included in the top three and manifest their extra ordinary performance in the field of Ju-Jitsu.
- Fair Play Award: Nawad Hamad Mohamed Ali (UAE)
- Best Male Athlete U18: Golovkin Semen (RUS)
- Best Female Athlete U18:Chansonthi Pornthip (THA)
- Best Male Athlete U21: Cabezas Junior David (COL)
- Best Female Athlete U21: Liva Tanzer Christiansen (DEN)
- Dedication Award: Mr. Rahat Shakeel (IND)