Ahmad Abu Ghaush has pulled off a huge shock in beating World Champion Daehoon Lee to reach the semi-finals of the Olympic taekwondo -68kg event.
The 20-year-old student fought magnificently to record a 11-8 win and a last four spot later on tonight against Joel Gonzalez of Spain at 11.45pm Jordan time.
“I can’t put into words how I feel right now,” said Abu Ghaush, who is the youngest competitor in the division. “This was always going to be one of my toughest ever matches so to win it and get through is an unbelievable feeling. God willing, I can get through my next match as well and reach the final.”
After his quarter final win, Abu Ghaush’s name trended on social media and an enormous television audience tuned in to watch his latest fight.
Despite his opponent’s reputation, Abu Ghaush was fearless and was leading throughout the fight.
Very tight first round sees Abu Ghaush make the first two scoring shots but the Korean gets a point from a penalty. 2-1 to the Jordanian.
A tremendous kick to the head gives Abu Ghaush three vital points 30 seconds from the end of the round to lead 5-2 with a round to go.
Nervous round that goes right to the wire. Abu Ghaush pulls of an incredible two head kicks to secure the win in dramatic style.