Juliana Al Sadeq has won gold for Jordan at the Asian Games following a superb performance in the Taekwondo -67kg competition in Jakarta, Indonesia. The 23-year-old won the country’s first medal in sensational style, beating Jandi Kim, of South Korea, in the final 5-1 following a captivating contest. She started the day with a one-sided 38-0 win over Nisa Sandmali, of Sri Lanka, before booking her place in the semi-final with a 21-5 victory over India’s Melika Mirhosseini. In the semi-final she gave a performance to remember by beating world bronze medallist Mengyu Zhang, from China, 14-5. But she saved the best until last to show the Taekwondo world that she is in brilliant form, just a week after winning bronze at the World Taekwondo Grand Prix in Moscow. “I am lost for words,” she said. “To win this gold for Jordan is a dream come true and I hope it inspires others here to win more medals for Jordan.”
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