SILVER FOR JORDAN AT WORLD GRAND PRIX
Aug 12, 2018
Jordan have continued their magnificent form at the World Taekwondo Grand Prix in Moscow with a silver medal on Sunday.
Saleh El Sharabaty followed up Juliana Al Sadeq’s historic bronze medal on Saturday by storming his way through to the final of the -80kg weight.
Despite a brave performance, he came up short against European champion and top seed, Maksim Khramtcov, of Russia, who took the gold with a 29-11 win.
El Sharabaty, who was seeded 23, started his campaign with a win over Britain’s Damon Sansum before three more excellent victories over Rafael Kamalov (Russia), Saif Issa (Egypt) and Maxim Rafalovich (Uzbeistan) earned him the shot at gold.
The silver medal gives him vital ranking points as he steps up his bid to qualify to the next Olympic Games in Tokyo in two years.
Twenty-four hours earlier, teammate Al Sadeq made history by becoming the first Jordanian woman to win a medal at a World Grand Prix event when she picked up a bronze in the -67kg category.