Jordan’s kickboxers finished with five bronze medals to boost the Kingdom’s haul to 17 overall at the 5th Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games taking place in Ashgabat, Turkmenistan.
Oday Abu Hassweh (75kg), Hamzeh Abu Ghazleh (51kg), Mohammad Salameh (-81kg), Yusuf Al Qawasmi (-79kg) and Ibrahim Juma'a (57kg) all lost their semi-final matches but their previous strong runs ensured that they picked up bronze for their efforts.
CUE SPORTS PLAYERS END ASHGABAT PARTICIPATION
Jordan’s Billiards and Snooker team ended their participation in Ashgabat after competing in the Snooker Singles.
Muath Al Majali lost his second round match to Myanmar’s Hitit Ku, 4-2, while his teammate, Sharafeldein Al Maaytah, lost in the first round to Afghanistan’s Mohammad Sanzai, 4-2.
THREE WRESTLERS READY TO LAUNCH BIDS
Ahmad Dahshan, Hamzeh Mohammad and Sultan Al Damen will launch their Ashgabat 2017 bids for medals on Tuesday.
Today, Yazan Oweid lost his first round match to Turkmenistan’s Orazbedi Saberdecve in the -70kg.
CHESS LAUNCH RAPID TEAM COMPETITION
Jordan’s Chess players launched their ‘Rapid’ campaigns with Ahmad Al Khateeb and Seif Malik drawing with Iran, 1-1, but losing to Uzbekistan, 2-0, in the Men’s U23.
In Women’s event, Ghaida Al Attar and Bushra Al Shuaibi lost to Indonesia, 2-0, and then drew with Kyrgyzstan, 1-1.
The team continues its action Tuesday.
SWIMMING FINISH EMPTY HANDED
The swimmers ended their participation without a podium finish in Ashgabat after both Lydia Al Safadi and Talita Baqleh missed out in the first round of their events on Monday.