Jordan’s Olympic hero Ahmad Abu Ghaush has continued the Kingdom’s excellent run in Taekwondo at the Asian Games by winning a bronze medal in Jakarta, Indonesia.
The 22-year-old student picked up Jordan’s fourth medal in the sport this week after winning a race against time to be fit following a broken rib that he suffered in training last month.
After receiving a bye into the last 16, Abu Ghaush, the world No 3, beat China’s Hong Phuc Ly, 27-16.
Next up was a hard fought 15-12 quarter-final win over Mongolia’s Natsagdorj Achitkhuu to book his spot in the last four. His bid for a place in the final fell just short in a classic semi-final contest against former Junior World Champion, Amir mohammad Bakhshikhalhori, 18, of Iran.
In a match that could have gone either way, Abu Ghaush had to settle for bronze after losing 10-8 despite being 10-2 down at one stage.
It has been a tremendous week for the Taekwondo team with Juliana Al Sadeq winning gold and Hamzeh Qattan and Saleh Al Sharabaty taking bronze medals.