Abu Dhabi once again demonstrated its ability to host major sporting events safely with 500 local and international jiu-jitsu athletes taking to the mats at the Jiu-Jitsu Arena for two days of strong competition in the 2021 Abu Dhabi International Pro.
Top karate champions from across the world including Steven Da Costa and Stanislav Horuna will share their expertise at the game’s first-ever online Sharjah International Forum for Martial Sports to be held at 8pm on Tuesday.
Da Costa and Horuna urged the karate players to keep trying instead of relying on past laurels.
General Nasser Abdul Razaq Al Razooqi, President of the UAE and Asian Karate Federations and Vice-President of the World Karate Federation, has commended the UAE’s efforts to protect the community, noting that the country is always leading in all areas.
With more than 1,800 athletes expected in Dubai for the event, alongside over 1,200 delegates, team officials and technical staff, the 25th Karate World Championships will be the biggest ever in history in terms participation.
Emirates Foundation is expected to provide around 150 volunteers, of different age and nationalities, speaking different languages, to support the organisers at the World Championships.
President Bolsonaro said: "The Abu Dhabi World Professional Jiu-Jitsu Championship is an exciting event as it showcases the evolution of the sport in the UAE, and the growth of Jiu Jitsu across the world."
There is an exciting new addition to Dubai’s cycling calendar as well – the Giro d’Italia Criterium, which is a 30-lap short-format race that will take place on November 6, as part of Expo 2020 Dubai, on a 2.1km circuit.