Olympic champion Ahmad Abu Ghaush led the way, and was followed by no less than four teammates in a Jordan gold rush at the Al Hassan G1 Open Championship which was launched today at the Prince Hamzeh Hall in Al Hussein Youth City.
Abu Ghaush took gold in the -68kg weight after beating the USA’s Kim Su, 22-4, having won four previous fights. But he was not alone as Jordan enjoyed a superb day.
Juliana Al Sadeq won gold in the women’s 67kg before Zaid Mustafa (-54kg), Saleh Sharabati (-80kg) and Hamzeh Qattan (87kg) all thrilled the home crowd by winning their weight categories.
There were also Jordan bronzes for Bana Daraghmeh in the 53kg and Ruslan Lebzo in the -58kg category.
The event was launched with a marvellous opening ceremony attended by Jordan Taekwondo Federation President, HRH Prince Rashed Al Hassan; HRH Princess Zaina Al Rashed; JOC Vice President, Dr. Sari Hamdan; JOC Secretary General, Nasser Majali; and a delegation from World Taekwondo.
The event has welcomed 1,200 fighters representing 33 countries and will run through until Sunday.
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