When will this medal run stop!
Following the medal success of Taekwondo, Ju-Jitsu and Karate, Team Jordan’s boxers have celebrated their first success at the Asian Games in Jakarta on Tuesday.
Despite only being 19, Ziad Ishaish dominated his Welterweight (-69kg) quarter-final against Qatar’s vastly more experienced Thulasimaaran Thuramalingam.
The youngster had the 25-year-old on a standing count once and got the judges’ verdict for every round with the victory guaranteeing him at least a bronze medal. It mean’s Jordan’s medal haul will move on to a record 12.
He will next fight Kazakhstan’s in-form Aslanbek Shymbergenov in Friday’s semi-final.
Unfortunately, on Monday night, Mohammad Al Wadi bowed out of the Games after losing his 56kg quarter-final bout to Uzbekistan’s Mirazizbek Mirzakhalilov.