Alhosani’s Historic Win: UAE’s First Female Asian Games Champion Leads the Way to 7 Medals in Jiu-Jitsu, Including 3 Gold, 2 Silver, and 2 Bronze for the delegation
In a historic moment for the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Asma Alhosani secured a gold medal in martial arts at the 19th edition of the Asian Games in Hangzhou, China, making her the first woman from the UAE to achieve this feat. This remarkable achievement took place during the jiu-jitsu competitions held at the Xiaoshan Linpu Gymnasium (JJI) on the second day of the games.
The competition showcased the outstanding performance of two Emirati women athletes. Asma Alhosani stood out as the star athlete, clinching the gold medal, which marked the third gold overall for the UAE in Hangzhou. Joining her on the podium were Shamsa Alameri and Mahdi Alawlaqi, who secured bronze medals, contributing to a successful day for the UAE delegation.
With one more day remaining in the jiu-jitsu competitions, the National Jiu-Jitsu Team, proudly sponsored by the Mubadala Investment Company, has achieved an impressive total of seven medals, including two gold, three silver, and two bronze.
The UAE delegation in China received congratulations from Yermik Marzhikbayev, the Kazakh Minister of Youth and Sports, who commended the UAE’s efforts in promoting sports. His Excellency Mohamed Salem Al Dhaheri, Deputy Chairman of the UAE Jiu-Jitsu Federation and Head of the UAE delegation to China, extended an invitation to the Minister to attend the 15th edition of the Abu Dhabi World Professional Jiu-Jitsu Championship scheduled from November 1 to 10 at the Mubadala Arena in Zayed Sports City.
In the Women’s Jiu-Jitsu -52Kg final, Asma Alhosani emerged victorious over China’s Jie Miao, winning by points. Reflecting on her achievement, Asma expressed her confidence in achieving this milestone after four years of dedicated preparation and emphasized the importance of opportunities and support for Emirati girls in reaching their goals.
Marina Ribeiro, the coach of the UAE National Women’s Team, praised Asma’s performance, highlighting her ability to withstand immense pressure during the final fight against the experienced Chinese champion.
In the Women -57 kg contest for the bronze medal, Shamsa Alameri defeated Yasmine Alami of Jordan. Shamsa expressed her dedication to the fights and her aspiration to achieve gold as a gift to her beloved homeland.