ASIAN GAMES GOLD FOR AL SADEQ
Aug 20, 2018
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.”