Afghanistan’s Hussain Bakhsh Safari won the first gold medal for his country in Ju-Jitsu at the Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games (AIMAG) in Turkmenistan on Saturday night.
The 21-year-old, from Kabul, beat Turkmen Dawut Nuryýew in the men’s contact under 62kg final.
The 2017 Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games kicked off in Turkmenistan’s capital, Ashgabat, on Saturday.
The fifth edition of the AIMAG will see a total of 21 sports contested across 15 venues over 12 days of competition.
More than 6,000 athletes and team officials will be representing 65 countries.
The 21 sports on the Ashgabat 2017 programme are 3x3 basketball, belt wrestling, billiard sports, bowling, chess, dancesport, equestrian jumping, futsal, indoor athletics, indoor tennis, Ju-Jitsu, kickboxing, kurash, muaythai, sambo, short course swimming, taekwondo, track cycling, traditional wrestling, weightlifting and wrestling.