Jordan’s young fighters have finished a brilliant sixth overall at the World Karate Federation Junior, Cadet & U21 Championships which took place in Santiago, Chile.
It was the best ever achievement from the team, with an incredible seven medals won overall to show that the Kingdom is one of the sport’s powerhouse nations.
Two gold medals were won by Saeed Al Najjar (-52kg) and Mohammed Al Jaafari (-70kg), while silver was picked up by Ibrahim Shamoun (+70kg). Leen Mansour (-47kg), Afif Ghaith (-55kg), Abdullah Hammad (-61kg) and Hassan Masarwa (-68kg) earned bronze medals. Egypt came in first with 19 medals, followed by Turkey (15), France (12), Morocco (10), and Italy.
More than 1,600 fighters took part from almost 100 countries.