Discus silver for Jordan Jordan have added a silver and five bronze medals to its growing tally at the 4th Islamic Solidarity Games in Baku, Azerbaijan.
Wheelchair discus thrower Amer Al Abbadi secured second place with a throw of 42.08m to clinch Jordan’s first silver of the games behind Azerbaijan’s Sameer Neve.
Meanwhile in boxing, Obada Al Kesbeh, Hussein Ishaish and Mohammed Al Wadi’s runs came to an end with semi-final defeats to settle for bronze medals.
Al Wadi lost to Turkmenistan’s Yacoub Merdove (4-1) in the 56kg category while Olympian Al Kesbeh lost to Egypt’s Islam Mohammad by a Referees decision in the 64kg category.
Ishaish saw his journey ended by home fighter Mahammadrasul Majidov.
Jordan also clinched two bronze medals in taekwondo with Hamzeh Qattan having to concede his semi-final to Azerbaijan’s Radik Isaev in the 87kg weight due to injury.
Juliana Al Sadeq settled for bronze after losing her semi-final to Turkey’s Nour Tattar.
Meanwhile, Khader Baqlah’s hopes of finishing the games with a flourish in the pool were dashed when he came fourth in the 100m freestyle, leaving him with a personal haul of two golds and a bronze. Wrestler Mustafa Al Qadi ended his run in the quarter-final after losing to Kyrgyzstan’s Kanebeik Lushobekov in the 59kg division.
Tomorrow, Khalid Awwad will compete in the 130kg category, Ammer Ishakat will compete in the 85kg, Ahmad Dahshan in the 66kg category and Sultan Al Damn will compete in the 75kg.
Also tomorrow, the Basketball 3x3 team launches its Group B campaign against Indonesia and Mali.
On Friday, they will meet Ivory Coast and then Qatar in the final group match.
Also on Thursday, taekwondo’s Shahed Al Turman (-62kg), Wa’ed Al Turman (-73kg), Anas Adarbeh (-74kg), Anas Al Sadeq (-87kg) and Mohammad Asfour (-63kg) will launch their quests for glory.
Jordan are currently eighth on the medal standings with three gold, one silver and seven bronze medals.