ABU GHAUSH JUMPS IN WORLD RANKINGS
Oct 10, 2016
Jordan’s history making taekwondo ace Ahmad Abu Ghaush has jumped in the world rankings to be placed third following his Olympic gold medal.
The 20-year-old stunned the taekwondo world by winning gold in Rio de Janeiro despite holding a rank of 40, the lowest placed from the 16 taking part.
But his medal, which he won by beating the world champion, world No 1 and a reigning Olympic champion, earned him 200 points to be the biggest mover on the latest chart released by the World Taekwondo Federation.
The youngster returned to training last week in preparation for the year ending World Grand Prix event where he will bid to close the season inside the top six.