Event preview - Men's Ne-Waza -94kg - Ju-Jitsu
JAKARTA - On Saturday 25 August, the men's Ne-Waza -94kg event in ju-jitsu will start at the 2018 Asian Games.
- Ju-jitsu will be held at the Asian Games for the first time.
- KIM Jongmok (KOR) won this event at the Asian championships in July 2018.
- Ramazan KUSAINOV (KAZ) claimed silver at the Asian championships.
- Faisal AL KETBI (UAE) has won the men's -94kg event at each of the last three world championships (2015, 2016, 2017).
- AL KETBI also won this event at the 2017 World Games and at the Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games in 2017.
- AL KETBI is one of three male athletes to have won each of the last three world titles in a specific Ne-Waza event, next to Jedrzej LOSKA (POL, men's -62kg) and Maciej POLOK (POL, men's -69kg).
- Coming into the 2018 Asian Games, United Arab Emirates has yet to win a gold medal in a martial arts sport. Its only gold medals came in equestrian events (2 in 2006), athletics (1 in 2014) and bodybuilding (1 in 2006).
- Ramzi YAHIA (LBN) claimed the junior world title in 2018, beating Ruslan SAGDEEV (KGZ) in the final.
- Ahead of the 2018 Asian Games, Lebanon's four gold medals have come in weightlifting (1978, 1986), bodybuilding (2002) and athletics (2006).
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