It has been a tremendous year for Jordan’s Olympic gold medalist, Ahmad Abu Ghaush, but it ended disappointingly with a first round defeat at the World Grand Prix in Abidjan, Ivory Coast.
The event has attracted the world’s top 16 -68kg taekwondo fighters, and the 21-year-old fourth seed was drawn against Chinese Taipei's J.
Huang. Following a pulsating contest, Huang won 16-15 to advance.
Despite the defeat, Abu Ghaush can reflect on a successful year that saw him win a gold and bronze at previous Grand Prix events as well as bronzes at both the Word Championships and World Student Games.