Event preview - Men's Ne-Waza -69kg - Ju-Jitsu
JAKARTA - On Friday 24 August, the men's Ne-Waza -69kg event in ju-jitsu will start at the 2018 Asian Games.
- Ju-jitsu will be held at the Asian Games for the first time.
- Banpot LERTTHAISONG (THA) won this event at the Asian championships in 2018, winning the final against Marc Alexander LIM (PHI).
- Mansur KHABIBULLA (KAZ) was the best Asian athlete in this event at the world championships in 2017, claiming a bronze medal.
- At the 2017 World Games, Talib ALKIRBI (UAE) finished fourth in this event as the highest ranked Asian athlete. Daniel HILAL (LBN) was ranked fifth.
- ALKIRBI won the men's Ne-Waza -69kg event at the Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games in 2017, beating LIM in the final.
- ALKIRBI also won this event at the Asian championships in Vietnam in 2017, after defeating Minglai Ivan CHUA (SGP) in the final.
- Coming into the 2018 Asian Games, United Arab Emirates has won one gold medal in a men's event at the Asian Games: by Mohamed Salem ZAHMI in bodybuilding in 2006.
- Two Asian athletes claimed a medal in this event at the world junior championships in March 2018 - Humaid Yaser ALKAABI (UAE) took silver and Dmitrii NOVIKOV (KGZ) claimed bronze.
- NOVIKOV claimed a bronze medal at the Asian championships in July 2018.
- Iraq's Ali Ahmed Sabah AL ALABD also claimed bronze at the Asian championships in 2018.
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