Jordan picked up their second silver of the 5th Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games taking place in Ashgabat, Turkmenistan.
Mohammad Al Barri fought bravely through to the final of Muaythai’s -85kg division, but despite a hugely vocal pro-Jordanian crowd, he lost the gold medal match to Iraq’s Shaiz Abbs who caught him with a big shot midway through the first round.
There was also a bronze medal on Thursday for Juliana Al Sadeq in Taekwondo who reached the semi-final of the -67kg division before losing to China’s Pan Hao.
The pair of successes take Jordan’s medal count to 12, with one gold and two silver included leaving them 20th in the table.
FUTSAL INTO QUARTER-FINALS
Three goals in the last six minutes gave Jordan the necessary victory to qualify to the quarter-finals of the Futsal competition.
Tahiti proved tough opponents to break down but goals from Baha Khaleel, Majed Al Hafi, Nouredin Al Khazaleh secured the 3-0 win to go through behind Iran as Group D runners-up.
AL JALLAD LOSES 9-BALL QUARTER-FINAL
Ahmad Al Jallad’s run in the 9ball competition has ended in the quarter-final after losing to The Philippines Carlo Biado.
Next up in cue sports is Mashour Aby Tayyeh who will compete tomorrow in the French Billiard quarter-final against Vietnam’s Neung Nagung.
The team will compete in the Snooker team event.
CHESS TEAM UNDERWAY
The Chess team has launched its campaign with mixed results on their opening day.
Ahmad Al Khateeb drew with both Kazakhstan’s Renat Gamayeve and India’s Shekhar Surya.
In the women’s, Ghaida Al Attar lost both games to Qatar’s Chen Zo and the UAE’s Dima Al Kalbai.
Bushra Al Shoaibi beat Thailand’s Sarocha Cheu Sakul but then lost to Kazakhstan’s Zhansya Abdumalik.
Seif Malik lost his matches against Abdullah Mulah and Thailand’s Thanadon Kulpruethanon.
SWIMMERS TO DIVE INTO THE ACTION
Some of Jordan’s emerging swimming stars will compete for the Kingdom in the pool from Friday with high hopes of podium places.
Mohammad Al Bdour, who qualified for the Youth Olympics last week, will compete in the Men’s 50m Freestyle, while Yasmeen Al Bdour will join veteran Talita Baqleh in the women’s event.
Lydia Al Safadi and Yasmeen will compete in the 100m Butterfly, while Amro Al Wer and Seif Hatbeh go in the Men’s version.
Lara Aklok competes in the Women’s 200m Medley, while Khalid Awadallah and Seif Hatbeh compete in the men’s. Both the Men’s and Women’s team will compete in the 4x50m medley.
WEIGHLIFTERS ARE READY
Jordan’S Weightlifters, Khalid Al Abbudi and Malik Musa, will launch their bids Friday in the 85kg class.