The year has gone from great to exceptional for Jordan’s Olympic taekwondo gold medallist Ahmad Abu Ghaush who has won gold at the London World Grand Prix tonight.
The 21-year-old beat England’s Bradly Sinden in an absorbing final with a kick in the last second of the golden round after the pair drew 5-5 following the regulation three rounds.
It completed a magnificent day for Abu Ghaush, who was seeded three in London and followed up his Grand Prix bronze in August with this vital gold to boost his Olympic ranking.
Abu Ghaush reached the final after winning a thrilling semi-final 19-17 against Russia’s Alexey Denisenko.
But an injury sustained at the end of that bout put his final appearance in doubt.
But he came back from being 2-1 down after two rounds to pull level at 5-5 before securing the magnificent gold for Jordan in stunning style.
It builds on an impressive year for the youngster who has also won bronze at the World Championship and another bronze at the World University Games.
Abu Ghaush made history last year when he won Jordan’s first ever medal at an Olympic Games – gold in the -68kg category.