MORE GOLD FOR OUTSTANDING ABU GHAUSH
Feb 25, 2018
Jordan’s Olympic champion Ahmad Abu Ghaush has won his second gold medal in as many weeks, continuing his outstanding start to the year.
The Rio 2016 gold medallist had no problem stepping up to the -74kg weight as he dominated throughout to also be named the Egypt Taekwondo Open Championship’s fighter of the tournament.
He enjoyed some fortune too, with finalist Claudio Tefesio being unable to fight due to injury, but it was his earlier wins over Egypt's Kareem Khairi (26-6), World bronze medallist Kazakhstan’s Khairat Sarimaskove (12-8) and Mali's Sedo Fofona (25-10) in the semi-final that caught the eye.
Teammate, Hamzeh Qattan, followed his gold last week with a silver in the +87 weight after losing the final to Kazakhstan’s Rusaln Zabarove, 27-11.
Earlier he beat Egypt’s Hamdi Hussein and Mohammad Ayman. Bana Daraghmeh missed out in the quarter-final of the -49kg weight after losing to Vietnam's Kim Nugan, 17-7. Jordan finished their participation with two gold medals and one silver.