His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, today received, at the Qasr Al Bahr Council, in the presence of His Majesty King Mohammed VI, King of Morocco, and H.H. Sheikh Humaid bin Rashid Al Nuaimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Ajman, the members of the UAE National Jiu-Jitsu Team who won nine medals in the Asian games that were held in the Indonesian capital, Jakarta.
His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed, King Mohammed VI and Sheikh Humaid congratulated the Jiu-Jitsu champions while expressing their happiness about their results in the Asian games.
The meeting was also attended by H.H. Sheikh Ammar bin Humaid Al Nuaimi, Crown Prince of Ajman; H.H. Sheikh Tahnoun bin Mohammed Al Nahyan, Abu Dhabi Ruler`s Representative in Al Ain Region; H.H. Sheikh Saif bin Mohammed Al Nahyan; H.H. Sheikh Hazza bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Chairman of the Abu Dhabi Executive Council; H.H. Sheikh Nahyan bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan Charitable and Humanitarian Foundation; H.H. Lt. General Sheikh Saif bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of the Interior; H.H. Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Presidential Affairs; H.H. Sheikh Hamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Chief of the Abu Dhabi Crown Prince's Court; H.H. Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation; H.H. Sheikh Khalid bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Chairman of the Board of the Zayed Higher Organisation for Humanitarian Care and Special Needs, ZHO; H.H. Sheikh Khalid bin Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, and H.H. Sheikh Dhiyab bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Chairman of the Department of Transport in Abu Dhabi.
His Highness Sheikh Mohamed said that this achievement was accomplished due to determination and will, and adds to the list of Emirati achievements in global sporting competitions.
He asked the competitors, who were accompanied by Abdul Moneim Al Hashemi, President of the Asian and UAE Confederation and First Vice President of the International Federation of Jiu-Jitsu, during their meeting, to maintain their excellence, continue developing their skills, and become role models for others while wishing them luck in future regional and international championships.
H.H. Sheikh Mohamed praised the sport’s partners, supporters and sponsors, who had a positive impact on the development of Jiu-Jitsu in the UAE.
The competitors and the sport’s sponsors expressed their happiness at meeting H.H. Sheikh Mohamed and pledged to continue achieving more successes and winning more medals.
The UAE national Jiu-Jitsu team topped the list of Asian teams at the championship with nine medals, including two gold medals for Faisal Al Katbi (94 kilogrammes, kg) and Hamad Nawad (56 kg), five silver medals for Taleb Al Karbi (68 kg), Muhra Al Hana’ey (49 kg), Khalid Iskander (56 kg), Omar Al Fadly (62 kg) and Khalfan Balhawl (85 kg), and two bronze medals for Mohammed Al Qubaisy (77 kg) and Saeed Al Mazrouei (62 kg).