The UAE won four gold medals on the penultimate day of the Ju-Jitsu Asian Championships ©JJAU

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) surged into second place in the Ju-Jitsu Asian Championships standings with a remarkable four gold medals on the penultimate day at Rangsit University in Bangkok.

The Emirati team were sure to triumph in the first gold medal-match of the day as they were represented by both finalists, Hamdah Al Shkeili and Aysha Al Shamsi, in the women's under-45-kilograms category.

A hard-fought bout went down to the wire but it was Al Shkeili who eventually came away with the victory while Vietnam's Phung Thi Hue and Buyanjargal Nasanjargal made do with bronze.

Shamma Al Kalbani doubled the UAE tally shortly after in the women's under-63kg decider as she got the better of Indonesia's Ilma Yeni Megawati.

Kazakhstan's Azhar Salykova and Andrea Lois Lao of the Philippines joined them on the podium with the bronze medals.

There was also success for the UAE in the men's events.

Omar Al Fadhli was victorious in the under-62kg event as he dispatched compatriot Khaled Al Shehhi.

Al Fadhli's ground game proved pivotal in the bout before a pin move forced his opponent into submission.

South Korean Ha Yoon-seo joined Mansur Khabibulla on the third step of the podium as the pair were eliminated in the semi-finals.

Abdullah Amad Ruzaik Al Kubaisi picked up the fourth and final UAE gold of the day in the men's under-94kg tournament.

Today's results saw the UAE shoot up to second place in the medals table ©JJAU
Today's results saw the UAE shoot up to second place in the medals table ©JJAU

With 15 athletes, it was one of the most populous categories of the Championships.

Al Kubaisi cruised past South Korea's Kim Hee-dong for a commanding victory after his countryman Hazaea Farhan and Jordan's Abdalrahman Abuirmeilh won bronze.

The final fixture of today's action saw South Korean Youk Jun-il prevail in the men's over-94kg division over countryman Lee Jong-ku and bronze medallists Yerkebulan Altymbekov of Kazakhstan and Thailand's Nawaphon Kokarunphong.

Earlier on, Filipino fighter Jennakaila Napolis was triumphant over China's Jie Miao in the women's under-52kg final courtesy of a stunning roundhouse kick combo which gave her the winning points.

Kazakhstan's Kristina Zhurabekova and Asma Al Hosani of the UAE made up the podium in joint third place.

Ali Munfaredi won Bahrain's first gold medal of the Championships in the men's under-77kg class after beating Koo Bon-cheol of South Korea.

Emirati Mahdi Al Awlaqi and Jordanian Ala Aldin Al-Khuzai followed behind them for bronze.

After the day's action, host nation Thailand remain top of the standings with 11 gold, six silver, and 14 bronze medals despite not winning a tournament today.

They are followed by the UAE on seven gold, five silver, and four bronze while Kazakhstan's four golds, seven silvers and 14 bronze medals put them in third place.