The 2017 Abu Dhabi world Professional Jiu-Jitsu Championship came to an end this Saturday, April 22, at the IPIC Arena, in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. The big winners in the black belt male division were Mikey Musumeci (62kg), Gianni Grippo (69kg), Gabriel Arges (77kg), Claudio Calasans Jr. (85kg), Felipe Pena (94kg), José Junior (110kg) and in the female division Mayssa Bastos (49kg), Talita Alencar (55kg), Bia Mesquita (62kg), Ana Carol Vieira (70kg), Nathiely de Jesus (90kg).
Although Brazilians were the most successful overall, Scandinavian managed to take 5 medals. All 5 Scandinavian medals were taken by Swedish grapplers from Checkmat team. here are the winners:
1. Martina Gramenius (Checkmat international) from Sweden wins Silver in the female / adult / purple / 70kg category
2. Aasa Elina Moestam (Prana jiu-jitsu /team Checkmat) from Sweden wins gold in the female / adult / purple / 55kg category
3. Neda Khezerian (Checkmat international) from Sweden wins gold in the female / adult / blue / 49kg category
4. Mike Tajik (Prana jiu-jitsu / team Checkmat) from Sweden wins Silver in the male / master 2 / purple / 110kg category
5. Alan Nascimento (Checkmat international) from Sweden wins gold in the male / master 1 / black / 85kg category
Full results here: https://events.uaejjf.org/event/175/results
About the UAEJJF
With the support and guidance of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, the UAE Jiu-Jitsu Federation was established in November 2012 as the official authority for Jiu-Jitsu in the UAE.
The Federation plays a leading role in supporting Jiu-Jitsu and contributing to building a strong generation of UAE athletes to excel at the local and international levels. The Federation’s role is to implement policies that develop the sport in collaboration with various government entities, educational institutions and other partners in order to advance the sport locally, regionally and globally.
For More Info:
2017 ADWPJJC: uaejjf.org/event/info/295
2017 ADWPJJC Final Results: https://events.uaejjf.org/event/175/results