Jordan arrived on the medals table at the 5th Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games after winning no less than six during the third day of action in Ashgabat, Turkmenistan.
The only gold of the day was landed by Ju Jitsu world number three, Rana Qubbaj, who won the -70kg title despite carrying a shoulder injury.
She beat Mongolia’s Bayartuul Edene by submission in the final.
There were also Ju Jitsu silver medals for Hamzeh Al Rasheed (-77kg) and Ruba Al Sayyegh (-62kg) while bronze medals were picked up by Haidar Al Rasheed (-85kg) and Zeid Sami (-94kg).
But Jordan’s Monday glory wasn’t confined to the Ju Jitsu team. In Taekwondo, Anas Al Adarbeh won bronze in the -74kg weight.
ATHLETICS LAUNCH THEIR CAMPAIGN
There were some impressive performances on the track with several athletes advancing from their heats.
Bashar Al Kufrini reached the semi-final of the 800m after finishing third in his heat in a time of 1 minute 55.23 seconds.
Teammates Sharief Al Atawneh and Ahmad Samour advanced in the 3000m, but in the women’s 400m, Aliya Bushnaq, went out in the semi-finals and Abdulrahman Abu Hummus also went out in the semi-final despite a new personal best of 49.01 seconds.
Mu’men Al Masa’eed and Majd Deiabat both left in the first rounds of the 800m and 400m.
In the 60m Hurdles, both Diana Khasawneh and Riham Abdullah missed out early.
Meanwhile, Mus’ab Al Momani threw 15.76m but it wasn’t enough to advance.
On Tuesday, Awwad Al Shorfat and Hamzeh Al Oshosh will compete in the 1500m, while Khalil Hanahneh will compete in the 60m sprint alongside Abdulrahman Abu Hummus. Hala Abdulrahim and Anoud Dabbas will compete in the Triple Jump.
FUTSAL TEAM BEATS KYRGYZSTAN
The Futsal team launched their campaign with a massive 7-1 win over Kyrgyzstan in Group D. Nour Eldein Khazaleh scored a hat-trick, and Ahmad Samarah scored two while Baha’ Khalil added another. The seventh was an own goal.