Jordan have won two silver medals in quick succession in Taekwondo at the 19th Asian Games in Hangzhou, China, and the two successful athletes were supported first hand by His Royal Highness Prince Feisal Al-Hussein, President of the Jordan Olympic Committee and a member of the Executive Board of the International Olympic Committee. HRH Prince Feisal presented Saleh Al-Sharabati with his silver medal in the -80kg, and then supported Zaid Mustafa as he received his silver medal in the -68kg competition, taking Jordan’s haul to three so far. Al-Sharabati launched his campaign with a win over China’s Chui Yang 2-0, and then beat Uzbekistan’s Jaisanov Jassorpek and Iraq’s Habib Thaer in the semi-final. The Olympic silver medallist lost his final to South Korea’s Woo-hyuk Park to settle for another silver. Mustafa started his trail to the final with a win over Vietnam’s Lai Hong followed by a quarter-final victory over Filipino fighter, Arven Alcantara. In the last four, Mustafa beat Iran’s Matin Radpay, but Uzbekistan’s Olympic champion, Rashitov Olugbek, proved too strong in the final. Juliana Al-Sadeq was also in action, but lost her -67kg opening fight to Iran’s Malika. The taekwondo team will conclude its Asian Games participation on Thursday, with Rama Abu Al-Rub and Anas Al-Sadeq competing in their respective weight categories.
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