ENCOURAGING SHOWING AT WORLD TAEKWONDO CHAMPIONSHIP
May 18, 2015
Jordan proved to be a strong competitor at the World Taekwondo Championship, with several of their fighters advancing past the first round of the prestigious tournament.
Dana Haidar, who won silver at the 2013 championship in Mexico, advanced to the quarterfinals, ultimately falling to eventual gold medal winner Min-Ah Ha from South Korea.
Meanwhile, it was a great effort from Raed Yousef who made it to the Round of 16, before losing 8-3 to Iran's Abu Alvasi Yajoubi.
Marah Al Sqour and Ahmad Abu Ghoush both picked up first round wins, but failed to advance any further after suffering defeats in the second round.
With these results, Jordan exits the competition without a medal, but returns home knowing they put in an impressive performance in a tournament that is considered a tune-up for the 2016 Rio Olympics.