UAE won five of the seven golds on offer at the Asian Jiu Jitsu Championships ©JJAU

The UAE had a dominant first day at the Asian Ju-Jitsu Championships, taking place at the Bahrain National Stadium, winning five gold medals.

In the women's under-48 kilogram category, the UAE won the first gold medal of the Championships, after Balqees Abdulkareem Abdoh Abdulla defeated May Yong of Singapore in the final.

Sharifa Alnamaani of the UAE and Thailand's Nutchaya Sugun took the bronze medals after losing their respective semi-finals.

Zayed Alkatheeri claimed the UAE's second victory in the men's under-56kg gold medal match, beating Kyrgyzstan's Nursultan Arymatov, who took silver.

Bronze medals went to Saudi Arabia's Faris Kashmeeri and Theyab Alnuaimi of the UAE.

Nuchanet Singchalad won Thailand's first title of the Championships after toppling Yasmine Alami of Jordan later in their women's under-57kg bout, with the pair joined on the podium by bronze medallists Bashayer Almatrooshi of the UAE and Thanh Vuong from Vietnam.

Mohamed Ali Alsuwaidi won the UAE's third gold medal by beating home favourite Bahrain's Ali Munfaredi in the men's under-69kg final.

Munfaredi was the first medallist from the host nation.

UAE's Faraj Khaled Ali Mohamed Alawlaqi and Issa Chmaisanni from Lebanon completed the podium.

Yara Kakish from Jordan was the winner in the women's under-70kg final, finishing with a defeat of Khulan Batbaatar from Mongolia.

Thai duo Titapa Junsookplung and Onanong Sangsirichok were the recipients of the bronze medals.

Zayed Alkatheeri was one of five UAE fighters to win today ©JJAU
Zayed Alkatheeri was one of five UAE fighters to win today ©JJAU

In the last finals of the day, the UAE won both titles too.

Saeed Hamad Taufiq Alkubaisi defeated compatriot Faisal Alkitbi in the men's under-85kg showdown, with bronze medals going to Wei Chu-Cheng of Chinese Taipei and Ariuntsog Baasandorj of Mongolia.

Ending the day was the women's over-70kg, won by Mariam Alameri of the UAE with a victory over Kazakhstan's Assel Kabdygalymova.

Dina Ghassam Elias from Saudi Arabia and Bahrain's Sughra Mubarak took the remaining bronze medals.