Jordan Karate picked up three gold medals at the World Shotokan Championships held in Tokyo, Japan.
The tournament is for a certain discipline of karate which proved to be to Jordan’s liking with Bashar Al Najjar winning two golds for Chou style U75 and then the open weight followed by a silver in the Gio Kummite Yoshitaka style.
Jordan’s third gold was won in a special tournament held for the coaches with Mohammad Fetian taking gold in the U49 years section. Teammate coach Ibrahim Abu ElIdam took bronze in the Kata category for the same age.
Elsewhere there were medals for Khalid Isa’el (Silver 65kg), Mahmoud Al Sajan (Silver Gio Kummite style 75kg), Hatime Al Dweek (Bronze 75kg) and Nabeel Shweek (bronze mixed).
“It was very tough championship, as it is played without protection but Jordan performed superbly well and the players deserved the medals for their high performances,” said Dr. Nayf Sa’adeh, the team media officer.