UAE end IMMAF Youth World Championships on high note


The fourth IMMAF Youth World Championships came to a stunning conclusion in Abu Dhabi’s Mubadala Arena on Saturday.

The UAE National Team had a historic run as they won a record 12 medals overall, including 4 gold, 4 silver, and 4 bronze, compared to four medals last year.

The competitions in Youth A (16-17 years old) were held on the final day of the four-day event.

Ukraine topped the overall medal table followed by the United States in second place and Tajikistan in third.

The championship saw UAE athletes Fahad Al Hammadi (Youth A/70.3 KG division), Ghala Al Hammadi (Youth B/40 KG division), Saif Alblooshi (Youth C/40 Kg division), and Zamzam Al Hammadi (Youth B/52 KG division) winning gold medals.

"The successful conclusion of the championship has once again solidified the UAE’s reputation as the world’s MMA capital," said Brigadier Mohammed bin Dalmouj Al Dhaheri, Board Member of the UAE Jiu-Jitsu and Mixed Martial Arts Federation and Chairman of the Federation’s Mixed Martial Arts Committee

"Our aim is to build on this success in the upcoming edition of the World Mixed Martial Arts Championship, which will be hosted by Abu Dhabi next year," he added.

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