Boxer Hussein Ishaish is into the quarter-finals of the -91kg division at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.
The 25-year-old was in stunning form when beating Julio Cesar Castillo, 33, of Ecuador, and can look forward to a last eight bout on Friday against Abna Teixeira, of Brazil.
After losing the first round, Ishaish dominated the last two rounds against the world silver medalist to win 4-0 on the judges’ scorecards, with a fifth judge marking it down as a draw.
It was a mixed day though for the Ishaish brothers with Ziad, who was considered as one of the favourites for the -69kg title, suffering a surprise defeat to Merven Clair, 28, of Mauritius.
Ishaish appeared to be in control of his bout, and was looking on track to victory after dominating the second round, but the Jordanian delegation was stunned to see the final split going 3-2 in the African’s favour despite two of the five judges showing that Ishaish had won all three rounds.
Amro Al Wir narrowly missed out on breaking his 200m breaststroke Jordan record in the swimming heat.
Al Wir, who set a new mark for the 100m on Saturday, finished fourth in his heat in a time of 2:12.61, just short of his best time of 2:12.40.
Wednesday will be a rest day for Team Jordan with no action.
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