RIYADH: Lina Qari of the Saudi Arabian national team won a bronze medal at the 13th Abu Dhabi World Professional Jiu-Jitsu Championship on Wednesday.
The 29-year-old Saudi athlete finished third in the 70kg category on Day 4 of the tournament in the UAE capital.
Qari broke down in tears as she celebrated her podium finish, crediting total dedication to her sport as the reason behind her success.
“I worked hard for this moment and I achieved the goal that I set in my imagination,” she said. “This means a lot to me.”
The tournament, which attracted more than 4,000 athletes from 90 countries, will conclude on Friday.