MORE TAEKWONDO GLORY IN TURKEY
Feb 13, 2018
Jordan’s youth team fighters have picked up two more medals at the Turkey Taekwondo Open Championships taking place in Istanbul.
Natali Al Humaid took silver in the -63kg weight after losing the final to Asian gold medalist Yilda Falingad, of Iran, 4-2.
Al Humaid earlier beat Turkey's Mariam Shaker, 7-3, Germany's Cilin Shmedt with superiority, Kazakhstan's Zahidira Kharlina, 2-1, before beating Turkey's Alife Zengen 13-2 in the semi-final.
Teammate Aysha Al Saddeh added another Jordan silver in the -68kg category after losing her final to Germany’s Dariga Hisovetch on a golden point after they finished 6-6 after regular time.
Earlier she beat Turkey fighters Ebik Yldrem, 7-0, and Bestis Troglo, 7-3.
Meanwhile, Rama Abu Al Rub missed out at the quarter-final stage of the -55kg. Head Coach, Faris Al Assaf, praised the performances of his young fighters.
“We participated with five athletes, so we are satisfied with their level of performance and can travel now to the Youth Olympic qualifiers in Tunisia next month feeling confident,” he said.