DOUBLE ASIAN SILVER FOR JORDAN TAEKWONDO
May 27, 2018
The team may be missing Olympic gold medallist Ahmad Abu Ghaush through injury, but it didn’t stop Jordan winning two silver medals at the 23rd Asian Taekwondo Championship in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.
The first silver was won by Saleh Al Sharabati who lost his final of the -80kg to China’s Lung Chen, 7-5.
Earlier he beat Hong Kong’s Nam Leung, 23-3, and Kazakhstan’s Rakheem Adlakhnove, 18-10, in the last eight.
Al Sharabati beat Iran’s Mahdi Khad, the world’s ninth seed, 18-11, in the semi-final.
Not to be outdone, teammate, Juliana Al Sadeq won silver after losing to Uzbekistan’s Nigora Snokolova in the final.
Earlier she beat South Korea’s Su Yung, 9-2, and China’s Yan Fe in the semi-final.