Ahmad Abu Ghaush has become the first ever Jordanian to win an Olympic medal after guaranteeing at least a silver by reaching the final of the taekwondo -68kg division.
The 20-year-old student, the youngest competitor in the division, beat Spain’s 2012 London gold medallist Joel Gonzalez in an absorbing contest 12-7.
His final will come later tonight against Alexey Dinisenko of Russia so Abu Ghaush won’t have long to gather his thoughts, but what an achievement from the young man who dominated the first two rounds to open a 7-0 lead. A thrilling 12-7 with a brilliant last round.
Abu Ghaush on the offensive and score three points with an attacking kick to the body to end the round 4-0 up. Great start from the youngster.
Three more points from the spectacular Abu Ghaush with a skilful spin kick to the body. 7-0 up and just two minutes from history.
An early point from the dominant Abu Ghaush but the Spaniard scores three to throw a lifeline. With more than a minute to go. Another point opens the lead to six with time running out and a head kick puts the match beyond doubt. History has been made with Abu Ghaush winning 12-7.