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,


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.


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.


“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.