AL SHARABATI CLINCHES GRAND PRIX GOLD
Saleh Al Sharabati has clinched the gold medal at the third round of the World Taekwondo Grand Prix G4 tournament being held in Sofia, Bulgaria.
Al Sharabati launched his -80kg campaign with a 11-8 win over Kazakhstan’s Mirzbayev Norlan, and then he beat the world eighth seed Toney Knait from Croatia 22-16.
In the quarter-final, Al Sharabati beat the European Champion Aaron Cocke and then overcame World bronze medalist Mosis Hernandez from Dominican Republic before beating Seif Issa in the final.
It was Jordan’s second medal after Juliana Al Sadeq secured bronze the previous day.
Al Sharabati has previously won Grand Prix silver in Moscow last year but becomes only the second Jordanian to achieve gold after Olympic sensation Ahmad Abu Ghaush who won it in London last year.