The Kuwait national team for Jiu-Jitsu won 3 medals (one silver and two bronze) in the 2nd West Asia Jiu Jitsu Under 21 Championship being held in Amman, Jordan, in which 10 nations participated — Kuwait, the UAE, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Iraq, Bahrain, Palestine, Lebanon and host nation, Jordan.
The winners for Kuwait were won by Nasser Al-Faraj silver in the 62 kg category, and the bronze were won by Nasser Al-Qattan (85 kg) and Muhammad Ali (94 kg. Two other competitors Mahmoud Juzaa’ and Hamad Al-Waheer failed in their quest to win any medals in spite of the fact they had reached the semifinals in their respective groups.
Deputy Chairman of the Ju-Jitsu Asian Union and the Chairman of Martial Arts Committee at the Kuwait Olympic Committee Sheikh Fahd Al-Talal praised the performance of the Kuwaiti team, and thanked and paid tribute to the technical and administrative crew for the success of the championship.
According to the Kuwaiti Jiu-Jitsu Committee member and head of Kuwaiti delegation to the championship Fawzan Al-Sabij, the participation of Kuwait in this championship is part of its players preparation to participate in various tournaments organized by Asian and international Jiu-Jitsu unions, and that the national team also gained experience from this championship which will come in handy during next competitions.