Two of Jordan’s leading taekwondo fighters hoping to book a place for this summer’s Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro appear to be in good shape ahead of the Asian Qualifying event in April.
Ahmad Abu Ghosh won silver in the Turkey Open Championships while his teammate Juliana Al Sadeq took bronze at the weekend.
The event attracted 1,523 athletes and Abu Ghosh took silver after four wins in the U68kg category against opponents from France, Turkey (two) and Uzbekistan. He lost the final to another Turkish fighter by the narrowest of margins, 7-6.
Al Sadeq’s bronze came in the U67kg category following two victories over local fighters before she lost to Nour Atatork, Turkey's Olympic qualifier, 7-4 in the semi-final.
Elsewhere, Anas Al Adarbeh lost in the quarter final of the U80kg and Bana Daraghmeh lost her second round match in the U49kg.
Next up in their preparations for Rio qualification is the Fujairah International Championships in the UAE from February 23-25.