Kickboxer, Ali Khalaf, has guaranteed at least a bronze medal after reaching the semi-final of the -75kg competition at the 5th Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games.
Khalaf will meet Iraq’s Rikan Al Katefer in Sunday’s semi-final after beating Kazakhstan’s Saet Trosbkove with a strong showing.
Meanwhile, teammate Odai Abu Hassweh reached the quarter-final of the -67kg event following his win over Uzbekistan’s Abdulatif Sherzod in the Full Contact category and will meet Syria’s Amjad Hashimeh on Sunday.
Omar Abu Al Rub also reached the quarters after beating Turkmenistan’s Rustum Anwarazo and will face Iraq’s Haidar Al Asdi, also on Sunday.
Unfortunately, Reham Abu Ghazaleh couldn’t complete a clean sweep for the Jordanians after she lost in the women’s event opening round.
FUTSAL LOSE TO JAPAN Despite
a brilliant performance where they held the much-fancied Japan until the last quarter of the game, Jordan went out of the Futsal competition at the quarter-final stage.
Baha Al Khazaleh had earlier levelled for Jordan at 1-1, but the Japanese late show saw them home 4-1.
SNOOKER TEAM SET FOR SINGLES
Jordan’s snooker stars begin their Singles matches on Sunday when Mashour Abu Tayyeh will meet Afghanistan’s Mohammad Sanzai, and Sharafeldein Al Maaytah will play against South Korea’s Yung Kim.
Jordan finished the team action empty handed after losing to Qatar.
CHESS TEAM SET FOR FINAL MATCHES
Jordan’s Chess players will compete tomorrow in the final stage of their ‘Standard’ competitions. Today, Ahmad Al Khateeb lost his fifth and sixth round, while Seif Malik drew his in fifth but lost his lost sixth.
In the Women’s, Ghaida Al Attar both matches whole Bushra Al Shuaibi won her fifth round match.
AL KHAWALDEH SET FOR WEIGHTLIFTING
Weightlifter Omar Al Khawaldeh will launch his campaign in the 105kg category on Sunday. The 23-year-old will compete in Group A along with five lifters.
WOMEN 3X3 BASKETBALL GO OUT
Jordan’s 3x3 Basketball ladies are out after losing in the quarter-finals to Thailand, 18-4. The team had reached the quarter-finals after beating the Cook Islands 17-16.