The UAE Jiu-Jitsu Federation (UAEJJF) announced that the UAE national Jiu-Jitsu team, which consists of 11 athletes, will participate in an intensive training camp to prepare for the Jiu-Jitsu World Championships which will be held in Malmö, Sweden, on November 22-24.
The camp, which has been held for one month at Mubadala Arena, seeks to enhance the athletes’ physical and psychological capabilities, crystalising their professional skills, and providing them with the necessary techniques to face their international opponents at the Championships. The UAE athletes showed a high level of commitment and determination to give their best before they represent the UAE at this prestigious event, hopefully raising the UAE flag on the podium in due course.
The athletes participating in the Championships are Omar Al Fadhli, who won a silver medal in Asiad, and Obaid Al Noaimi in the 56 kg category, Zayed Al Mansouri and Khalifa Nasrati in the 62 kg category, Abdulla Al Jonaibi and Saeed bin Fahed in the 69 kg category, Mohammed Al Qubaisi and Saud Al Hamadi in the 77 kg category, Mohammed Al Amro in the 85 kg category, Fayssal Al Kotbi and Abdulla Al Kobaisi in the 94 kg category.
The technical delegation accompanying the team to Sweden is headed by Abdulla Salem Al Zaabi, Deputy Technical Director at the UAEJJF, Abdulla Hajji Al Shamesi, the team’s director, along with referees Obaid Al Kaabi and Ibrahim and Hosni, coaches Ramon Lemos and Helder Medeiros, and team physician Dennis Osbi.
Coach Ramon Lemos said that the boot camp was progressing exceptionally and according to plan, while keeping up with the necessary training and nutritional programs.
Lemos added: “The effect of the camp on the athletes’ performance level and their physical and psychological readiness for the upcoming World Championships in Sweden is obvious. Our goal is to win gold medals and secure places on the winners’ podium proudly. This is what we work towards daily with athletes by developing their physical capabilities and training them in new and innovative techniques that will guarantee their success.”
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