Jordan’s bid to top up their record Asian Beach Games with wrestling medals continues as the event draws to a close this weekend in Vietnam.
But it didn’t get off to the best of starts on Saturday with Hosam Abu Sayyaf and Zakaria Al Shishani both exiting the tournament.
Shishani, 18, got off to a good start in the 70kg with victory over China’s Zhibin Bai in the first round, but he lost to South Korea’s Junchul Kim in the quarter finals.
Abu Sayyaf lost his first round match in the 60kg weight to Vietnam’s Co Van Pham.
There is one more Jordanian left to compete oin the wrestling until the curtain comes down on the Kingdom’s most successful ever Asian Beach Games.
Amber Ishakat is competing Sunday in the 90kg category at 4am Jordan time.
Wrestling coach Yahia Abu Tabeekh said that participating in such a sporting event is providing his young athletes with invaluable experience.
“We have good athletes and we want them to get the best experience to build a new generation of heroes in the future,” he said.
Meanwhile, the beach handball team finished on a high to secure fifth place from 10 teams following a 2-0 win over Hong Kong.