17 year old Omar Al Fadhli had an impeccable win in the blue belt 62kg final at the Abu Dhabi Jiu Jitsu Grand Slam at the Mubadala Arena on Saturday night as he defeated Brazil’s Giovanny do Nascimento by 4-0. This was Al Fadhli’s seventh successive gold. He also went on to be awarded with the prestigious Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Creative Sports Award for Juvenile Emirati Sportsman of the Year.
Commenting on his brilliant victory Al Fadhli told the media, “It was very tough but good result for me. The Grand Slam London in March and the Abu Dhabi World Pro in April are the next big objectives for me. There are a few local competitions in between and I’ll take my coach’s advice in competing on those.”
Although Al Fadhli scored goal for UAE, similar victory could not be achieved the women’s adult blue belt 49kg. Wadima Al Yafei lost in the semis to teammate Sharifa Al Naamani. However Al Yafei did win the Creative Sports Award winner in the female category. Sharifa Al Naamani then went on to win gold beating compatriot Reem Abdullah 3-0 on advantage points after a 2-2 deadlock.
Furthermore, Briton’s Samantha Cook defeated Brazilian Thamara Silva by submission in the female brown/black adult 90kg category. Also Igor Silva consolidated his lead in the world ranking by taming Mauricio Lima in the 110-kg category and has swelled his points tally to 1,280.
Silva said. “The race for the World No. 1 spot is going to go to the wire as Wardzinski is planning to compete in most of the ranking events. Like is the previous season, I think the World No. 1 will be decided at the season-ending Abu Dhabi World Professional Championship.”
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