Emiri Guards win
s Jiu-Jitsu title

29 August 2010, ABU DHABI — Emiri Guards emerged champions of the Jiu-Jitsu championship in the 14th AFOC Open Sports Festival at the AFOC premises on Friday night.

The 14th AFOC Open Sports Festival is being held under the patronage of Shaikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Presidential Affairs. The Sports Festival comes to an end on Monday.

The UAE Youth Team finished second, while the Tunisian National team were third. Lt. General (Rtd) Mohammed Hilal Surour Al Ka’abi, AFOC Board Chairman and Chairman of the Higher Organizing Committee and Mohammed bin Thaloub Al-Dar’e, Chairman of the UAE Wrestling, Judo and Jiu-Jitsu Association, attended the final day of the championship in which 133 contestants from 27 countries of the world, including 64 UAE contestants, took part.

The UAE lads put up a good show in the championship. Faisal Al Kitbi succeeded in defending his title in the open weight class, winning the gold and the championship trophy following his triumph over Tunisian expatriate Hassan Musa. Two Brazilians Adinelson and Pablo finished third and fourth respectively to take home the bronze.

Tariq Matar of Egypt won the above 92kgs weight class, defeasting Ryan White of the USA. Faisal Al Kitbi of the UAE and compatriot, Mohammed Al Minhali, took the bronze.

The gold in the 92kgs weight class went to Ammar Mutee Al Ahmed of the UAE, leaving the silver to Brazil’s Pablo Leet. The bronze went to Safyan Haish of Tunisia and Zaid Lafi of Jordan.

Dimitri of Greece won the gold in the 83kgs weight class. Wisam Mutee Al Ahmed won the silver, while the bronze went to UAE’s Abdul Aziz Al Jabri and Tunisia’s Hassan Barhami.

In the 74kgs class, UAE’s Hassan Al Rumaithi won the gold, leaving the silver to compatriot Mohammed Nasser Al Qubaisi. Talib Al Karbi and Jaber Hamad Al Dar’e took the bronze, to make it a clean sweep for the UAE.

UAE made a clean sweep in the 65kgs class as well as Ali Salim Al Dar’e, Omar Al Dar’e, Tariq Saeed Al Kitbi and Yasser Al-Qubaisi emerged first, second, third and fourth respectively.

Scot Mc Gregory of Britain won the gold in the 63kgs class, while UAE’s Ibrahim Al Hammadi took the silver. The bronze went to Mohammed Waleed Al Mar’e of Syria and Marwan Dawood of Lebanon.

In the below 63kgs class, Basim Al Amiri of Tunisia won the gold, while UAE’s Ahmed Ghareeb Al Shamsi won the silver. The bronze went to Ahmed Ja’afar of Bahrain and Mohammed Fat-hi of Tunisia.