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Prince Fahd bin Jalawi awards Emirati Hamad Al Qubaisi gold in Jujitsu

Riyadh, October 25, 2023, Prince Fahd bin Jalawi, Vice President of the Saudi Olympic and Paralympic Committee (SOPC) and the director of the 2023 World Combat Games, bestowed the gold medal upon Emirati athlete Hamad Al Qubaisi in the under-85 kg category, marking the end of the inaugural day of Jujitsu competitions at the King Saud University Arena. Saudi competitor Omar Nadda secured the silver medal, while Canadian Nathan Dos Santos clinched the bronze.

Additional Jujitsu competitions saw Emirati Omar Al Suwaidi securing gold in the under-56 kg category, German Denise Krahn claiming gold in the under-70 kg weight class, Colombian Laura Castillo triumphing in the over-70 kg division, and Romanian Ramona Lixandru emerging victorious in the under-52 kg category. The women's doubles event was won by a Slovenian duo, and the men's doubles gold was claimed by a Montenegrin pair.

Saudi athletes have been consistently accumulating medals during the tournament, pushing the Kingdom's medal count to 27. This includes 10 wrestling medals (3 silver and 7 bronze) and one silver in jujitsu, earned by Omar Nadda in the under 85 kg category. In the wrestling competitions, Faisal Al-Dosari secured silver in the 67 kg weight class, Hassan Barnawi in the 77 kg division, and Sanad Al-Subaie in the 87 kg category. Bronze medals were awarded to Saud Al-Subaie and Ahmed Barahma in the 67 kg weight class, Bandar Mohammad in the 77 kg category, Abdullah Al-Dosari in the 87 kg division, Rayan Hawsawi in the 60 kg class, Faisal Al-Amoudi in the 97 kg division, and Ghazi bin Bakr in the 130 kg weight class.

In other wrestling competition results, Egyptian athletes secured three gold medals: Mustafa Alameddine (67 kg), Mohamed Jaber (97 kg), and Mohamed Abdellatif (130 kg). Moroccan Ismail Al-Tleibi claimed gold in the 60 kg division, Albanian Kevin Kobe in the 77 kg category, and Algerian Bashir Sayyed Azarah in the 87 kg weight class.

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