The President of the UAE Judo Federation, Thaloub Al-Darai, extended heartfelt congratulations to the wise leadership of the UAE following an historic victory at the ongoing Hangzhou Asian Games in China.
On Tuesday, judoka Omar Magomedomarov secured the nation's inaugural gold medal, emerging victorious in the 100 kg category.
Magomedomarov's remarkable journey culminated in a thrilling gold medal match where he triumphed over Tajikistan's Rakhimov Temur.
The UAE's joy didn't end there, as the judo team continued to shine, adding two more medals to their tally. Zafer Kosovo displayed exceptional prowess, clinching a bronze in the under-100 kg category after defeating Japan's Philip Aaron Wolf.
Prior to that, Gregory Aram, another talented judoka, set the stage for success by securing the UAE's first medal of the day. Aram's bronze medal was earned in the under-90 kg category, achieved by defeating South Korea's Han Jeop.
The UAE's medal count has now reached an impressive total of five, further solidifying their presence and excellence in the Asian Games. The nation's judo stars, Bishrelt Khorloodoi and Narmandakh Bayanmunkh, made a significant contribution by claiming the UAE's initial medals on the opening day of the games. Khorloodoi secured the silver medal in the women's 52 kg category, while Bayanmunkh clinched the bronze medal in the men's 66 kg event.
Thaloub Al-Darai expressed pride in the achievements of the UAE judo team, emphasising that their success is a testament to the concerted efforts, strategic planning, and visionary outlook embraced by the federation. He also conveyed the federation's ambition to qualify for the 2024 Paris Olympics and reiterated their commitment to achieving desired outcomes in the upcoming stages of Olympic qualifying tournaments.