TWO MEDALS FOR JORDAN AT WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS
Aug 24, 2017
Jordan’s conveyor belt of top class taekwondo talent appears to be in good shape after two bronze medals were won at the 3rd WT World Taekwondo Championship for Cadets in Egypt.
Asian gold medalist Ammar Fahed lost his 65kg semi-final to Korea’s Tai Hoan 31-22 to settle for bronze after earlier beating Dzoz Vladislove (Ukraine) and then Poland’s Michal Baskoski in the quarter-final.
Jumana Al Asfar took bronze in the -51kg after losing the semi-final to Turkey’s Delara Cartal by just a point.
Earlier she beat Chinese Taipei’s Chia Yeng, Ukraine’s Urena Dovlantenova and thenTunisia’s Yusra Bazori in the quarter-final.
Meanwhile, Zeid Hijazin lost his -65kg opening match to Saudi Arabia’s Mohammad Al Sweeq.
Still to come, Hala Malkawi will meet Morocco’s Yusra Defa in the -41kg weight while Leen Al Rawashdeh will meet Azerbaijan’s Elin Elinoavia in -47kg.