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UAE wins first gold medals at Asian Games in Indonesia

Jetskier Ali Allanjawi claims the first gold for the UAE at Asian Games and is followed by Hamad Nawad in the jiu jitsu competition

UAE wins first gold medals at Asian Games in Indonesia

The UAE won two gold medals on Friday at the 18th Asian Games in Indonesia.

Ali Allanjawi claimed the first gold, and the UAE's fifth in Asian Games history, when he won the first-ever jetski competition at Palembang, in the South Sumatra province.

Hamad Nawad won UAE's second gold medal when he triumphed in the final of the jiu-jitsu 56kg category, beating compatriot Khalid Al Beloushi.

Mahra Al Hanaei and Talib Al Kirbi also won silvers in the jiu jitsu competition, leaving the UAE 14th in the medal table which is currently topped by China which has won 66 gold medals.

The Asian Games is the most prestigious event organised by the Olympic Council of Asia, with the 18th edition being held in Jakarta-Palembang.

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