Pakistan Ju-Jitsu Federation Junior players continued the journey of glory by fetching another Gold Medal in the World Ju-Jitsu E- Tournament held by the JJIF-International Ju-Jitsu Federation.
The event was over populated as first time in the history of Ju-Jitsu 371 teams participated in this tournament from 31 countries around the world into different categories under duo system competition.
Pakistani youngsters namely Isra Waseem and Kainat Arif finished with a Gold medal at the World Ju-Jitsu E Tournament’s Junior category. What made this performance all the more special was that the medal-winners, Isra Waseem and Kainat Arif were representing Pakistan for the first time in the Duo Classic Junior category event in World Ju-Jitsu E Tournament 2021.
According to PJJF’s official, Tariq Ali, who also doubled up as a referee in this said E Tournament, was all praises for the Pakistani debutantes’ excellent performance at the World Ju-Jitsu E Tournament. Pakistan’s First-place in women Junior category is truly remarkable. The Gold medal-winning duo maintained a consistently brilliant show throughout the participating teams and 373 players in different categories in the tournament.
Ali elaborated that, they had been training in Karachi before the tournament, and that training clearly paid off. Ali also revealed that the PJJF would be sending junior players in the junior category to more events in the future to prepare them for senior-level tournaments. “It is crucial to give our youth players that exposure and opportunities to gain more experience so that they can be as confident as the athletes from other countries, this is our future goal,” he said.
Despite the financial constraints faced by Jujitsu Federation, the PJJF GS revealed that the federation will be trying to hire a foreign coach to train the country’s athletes for the upcoming big events such as Asian Games, Asian Indoor Games & Asian Beach Games in 2022.