JU-JITSU CONTINUE JORDAN MEDAL RUN AT ASIAN GAMES
Aug 25, 2018
Jordan’s medal run at the Asian Games in Jakarta has been taken up by the Ju-Jitsu team who won three medals on a glorious Saturday.
Leading the way was Zaid Sami, 25, who won silver in the -94kg after losing his final to three-time World Champion Faisal Al Ketbi of UAE.
Sami was in scintillating form as he reached the semi-final with submission victories over Kazakhstan’s Ramazan Kussainov and Iran’s Masoud Jalil Vand.
A hard fought semi-final win over Ilkhom Juraev, of Uzbekistan, then paved his way to the final, but the experienced Al Ketbi proved too much, leaving him settling for silver.
In the women’s -62kg, Yara Kakish, 27, clinched a bronze medal after beating Violetta Krovyakova, of Turkmenistan, in the third-place play-off.
In the same weight for the men’s, Freeh Al Harahsheh, 22, beat Mirali Agayev, of Turkmenistan, in the bronze medal match.
To cap off a fine day for Team Jordan, the boxers launched their campaign with a win, as Olympian, Obada Al Kesbeh, looked in fine form when comfortably beating Bhupenra Thapa to book a place in the last 16 of the Light Welterweight division.
Today’s successes move Jordan’s total haul to seven medals, following on from the gold and three bronzes won by the Taekwondo team.