Abu Dhabi: His Excellency Sheikh Khalifa bin Tahnoun bin Mohammed Al Nahyan, Chairman of the Abu Dhabi Crown Prince’s Court, has attended the closing competitions of the 15th Abu Dhabi World Professional Jiu-Jitsu Championship.
The event was held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Khaled bin Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Chairman of the Abu Dhabi Executive Council. It took place at the Mubadala Arena and brought together 7,000 athletes from 127 countries to compete over 10 days.
Sheikh Khalifa awarded the winners of the championship’s closing competitions and praised the outstanding performance of the UAE athletes.
Sheikh Khalifa emphasized that hosting jiu-jitsu events in Abu Dhabi, which has become the global hub for the sport, shows the importance placed by leadership on promoting the sport, among other disciplines, as part of efforts to encourage the community to adopt a healthy lifestyle and further enhance their wellbeing.
The Chairman continued, saying that the leadership is committed to investing in developing young talent by creating an environment in which sporting excellence can thrive, and that empowers the next generation to represent the UAE in regional and international competitions.
During the closing ceremony, Sheikh Khalifa was accompanied by Mr. Abdul Moneim Al Hashemi, Chairman of the UAEJJF, President of the Jiu-Jitsu Asian Union and Senior Vice President of the Jiu-Jitsu International Federation, Mr. Mohammed Salem Al Dhaheri, Vice Chairman, UAEJJF, Mr. Fahad Ali Al Shamsi, Secretary General, UAEJJF, and Mr. Tariq Al-Bahri, Director General of the Abu Dhabi Jiu-Jitsu Pro.