Wadima Saeed Abdulla Alyafei

JiuJitsu player for the UAE national team

What I do

I am a JiuJitsu player for the UAE national team and Al Ain club. I started JiuJitsu in Grade 7 at AlMaali school, as it was part of my school schedule. On my first tournament, I got a gold medal.

My milestone moment

Being the first Emirati woman to raise the UAE flag at the Asian Beach Games was definitely one of my proudest moments. And receiving the Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Creative Sport Award was very special to me.

Up next

For now I am getting ready for the biggest tournament to date in my career that I have dreamt about a lot: the Jakarta Asian Games.