Nabeel Al Shweiki made history at the weekend by becoming the first Jordanian to win a medal at a WKF World Junior, Cadet & U21 Karate Championships.
The youngster took bronze in the U21 category for the 60kg weight in Indonesia after beating Scotland’s Adam El Shafei in the first round then Serbia’s Milos Dzakovic and Finland’s Joni Kolari on his way to a Pool B final against Karim Abou Eta of Egypt.
He lost that fight, but went on to win the Pool B ‘repechage’ bronze match against Valerii Papruha, of Belarus.
More than 1,500 athletes have participated in the Championships which finished on Sunday.
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