Vietnamese jiu-jitsu fighters to head for world championship in UAE

Vietnam will be represented by eight fighters at the upcoming Jiu-Jitsu World Championships, set to take place from November 3 to 11 in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates (UAE).

Vietnam’s jiu-jitsu fighters will compete in the world championship in the UAE early next month. (Photo: webthethao.vn)
Vietnam’s jiu-jitsu fighters will compete in the world championship in the UAE early next month. (Photo: webthethao.vn)

The Vietnamese contingent is headed by Tran Van Thach, head of the jiu-jitsu department under the Vietnam Sports Administration, together with trainers Bui Dinh Tien and Nguyen Thi Hang.

Among the contestants, Dao Hong Son (men’s 56kg) and Duong Thi Thanh Manh (women’s 52kg) are expected to achieve positive results during the UAE trip.

Vietnam will be among more than 30 countries and territories participating in the 2021 World Championships. This will provide the athletes with a perfect platform to continue sharpening their skills in preparations for future regional and international competitions in 2022.

The tournament is part of several events celebrating the UAE’s 50th anniversary, cementing Abu Dhabi’s position as the capital of jiu-jitsu. It is followed by the 13th Abu Dhabi World Professional Jiu-Jitsu Championship, also known as the World Pro, from November 14-19.

“The two championships in November will bring thousands of athletes under one roof and the jiu-jitsu fanbase around the world will have a chance to see the best of the best compete,” Mohammed Salem Al Dhaheri, vice president of the UAE Jiu-Jitsu Federation, said.