Salem Al Dhaheri, right pictured during a 2015 competition, was won of six from the UAE team to win gold in Cyprus. Christopher Pike / The National
Salem Al Dhaheri, right pictured during a 2015 competition, was won of six from the UAE team to win gold in Cyprus. Christopher Pike / The National

UAE Under 15s return home from Cadet World Cup with 16 medals, six of them gold



The UAE jiu-jitsu national team continued their medal-winning performances on the international stage as the Under 15s returned home on Monday with a haul of six gold, five silver and five bronze medals from the Cadet World Cup in Larnaca, Cyprus.

Suhail Al Nuaimi, in the 34-kilograms category, Hamdan Al Nuaimi, (37kg), Mohammed Al Shehhi (41kg), Salem Al Dhaheri (45kg), Jasem Al Mansoori (55kg) and Khamis Al Ameri (66kg) were the Emiratis to win gold, while Omar Al Suwaidi (34kg), Abdul Rahman Haidara (41kg), Mohammed Khaled Al Kaabi, Abdul Rahman Al Blooshi (both 45kg) and Salem Mubarak Zayed (+66kg) won silver medals. Mohammed Alassri Al Mansoori (50kg), Ali Fawaz Abdulhamid (55kg), Mohammed Ali Al Kaab (60kg), Mohammed Jasem Al Mansoori and Obaid Salem Al Shamsi (both +66kg) returned with bronze.

Abdul Munam Al Hashemi, chairman of the UAE Jiu-Jitsu Federation, praised their achievements on their debut at the Cadet World Cup.

“We are extremely proud of our aspirant athletes who demonstrated strong skills and made their country proud in a global setting and among their reputable peers at the World Cup in Cyprus,” he said.

“Their success is a testament to the excellent calibre of athletes that UAE is fortunate to possess and goes to show the need to invest in talent now more than ever.”

While the U15s were jetting in, the 23-member UAE senior national team will leave for the fifth Asian Beach Games in Danang, Vietnam, on Thursday.

Commenting on the national team’s participation at the Games, Al Hashemi said: “The Asian Beach Games represents one of the world’s most important jiu-jitsu tournaments in the global agenda for the sport and it is the perfect setting for our athletes to showcase their skill.

“We are extremely excited to witness the participation of our national team and have no doubt that they will demonstrate their supreme professionalism and make the UAE proud.”

The Asian Beach Games, from September 24-October 3, is staged under the aegis of the Olympic Council of Asia and is a multi-sport event held every two years among athletes representing 45 National Olympic Committees from the continent.

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