Mohammed Fahed showed Jordan’s potential with a credible seventh placed finish at the WKF World Karate Champioinships in Austria.
Fahed reached the final of his 60kg pool following wins over Dominica Republic’s Moreno Martinez (5-2), Ecuador’s Anthony Intriago (4-1) and Venezuela’s Jovanni Martinez (7-4) but he lost his pool final to Iran’s Amir Mehdizadeh who eventually went on to take bronze.
Fahed then lost his chance for a bronze after an 8-0 repechage defeat to Luca Maresca of Italy to settle for a respectable seventh.
Teammate Bashar Najjar won his first match in the 67kg weight against Kazakhstan’s Mussa Bexultan but defeat to France’s Steven Dacosta in the next round ended his hopes of medals.
The previous day, both Mahmoud Al Sajjan (85kg) and Hatim Al Dweik (75kg) gained plenty of big championship experience but couldn’t reach the latter stages of their competitions.