Bangkok hosted the JJIF Thailand Open Grand Prix in Bangkok ©Getty Images

United Arab Emirates won nine gold medals at the Ju-Jitsu International Federation (JJIF) Thailand Open Grand Prix in Bangkok.

Hosts Thailand also enjoyed a strong event at Rangsit University, coming away with eight titles.

The UAE success included golds for their star athletes Faisal Al Ketbi in the men's 94 kilograms and Shamma Al Kalbani in the women's 63kg.

Other women's winners for the country were Balqees Abdulkareem Abdoh Abdulla at 45kg and Hamdah Al Shkeili at 48kg.

Asma Al Hosani won at 52kg and Shamsa Al Ameri triumphed at 57kg.

In men's events, the UAE added to Al Ketbi's title with wins for Theyab Alnuaimi at 56kg, Khaled Alshehhi at 62kg and Ali Mohamed Alsuwaidi at 69kg.

"The Thailand Grand Prix tournament was a unique opportunity to measure the development in the performance of athletes before participating in the World Championships in Mongolia and the Hangzhou 2022 Asian Games, and they have proved to be strong contenders," Abdul Munam Al Hashemi, chairman of the UAE Jiu-Jitsu Federation and President of the Asian Jiu-Jitsu Union and the senior vice-president of the JJIF, said.

The United Arab Emirates won nine gold medals at the event ©Action UAE
The United Arab Emirates won nine gold medals at the event ©Action UAE

Thailand won gold in the women's duo mixed category, as well as the show competition for men.

The hosts dominated the women's fighting divisions by claiming five of the gold medals on offer.

Chanida Khetrat won at 45kg with Chutikan Keedkam topping the podium at 52kg and Kanlayanapim Menman taking top honours at 57kg.

Kamolwan Akkajan won the fighting 63kg gold and Kantima Thoonsri prevailed at 70kg.

In the men's fighting classes, Naphat Mathupan won gold for Thailand at 56kg.

Elsewhere, three gold medals were won by Russians competing as neutrals due to the invasion of Ukraine.

Israel, Kazakhstan and Serbia each won two titles and China and the Philippines claimed one each.