KARATE IMPRESSING ON THE WORLD STAGE
Dec 24, 2019
Jordan have made a big impact on the world of Karate during 2019, a timely improvement with the sport making its way back onto the Olympics roster in 2020.
At the World Championships, held in Chile back in October, the team picked up a record seven medals including two gold, one silver and four bronze.
It has led to several fighters moving rapidly up the rankings with Mohammad Al Jafari leading the -70kg category after collecting 3,240 points following his stunning gold.
Ibrahim Shamoun moved to the top of his +70kg juniors’ category after collecting 1890 points with his silver in South America.
Mohammad Al Masarweh has jumped to the top of the -68kg youth rankings after collecting 2,670 points following his bronze.
Saeed Al Najjar moved second in the -52kg rankings, just 22 points away from top spot.
Leen Mansour also finished the year second in the -47kg charts and Ghaith Afif is second in the -55kg.