Jordan’s boxing and karate stars enjoyed a wonderful weekend at the Doha International with no less than four gold medals.
In boxing, Olympian Ehab Darweesh beat Australian boxer Jason Whateley to win the heavyweight division and then teammate Hussain Eshich won the super heavyweight title with victory over his Sri Lankan opponent. The Jordan team finished third overall.
The tournament, which welcomed fighters from the across the world, was used as a warm up for the 2015 World Boxing Championships which will be held in the same Qatar venue from October 2-18.
Meanwhile, Jordan karate also enjoyed success in the same event by finishing second with two gold, three silver and three bronze medals.
Ali Habashneh took juniors gold (70kg) while with Abdulrahman AlMassatfeh (67kg) won in the men’s event. Silvers went to Mahmood Al Sajan (75kg), Mazen Jaidy (76kg juniors) and Khalid Shahori (68kg youth).
Mosa Daghash (76kg youth), Ali Ismail (70kg) and Moatasem Belahah Kher (84kg) were the bronze medal winners.