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Double Asian silver for Jordan taekwondo

By JT - May 29,2018 - Last updated at May 29,2018

AMMAN — The team may be missing Olympic gold medallist Ahmad Abu Ghaush through injury, but it did not stop Jordan winning two silver medals at the 23rd Asian Taekwondo Championship in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, according to the Jordan Olympic Committee News Service.

The first silver was won by Saleh Al Sharabati who lost his final of the -80kg to China’s Lung Chen, 7-5. Earlier he beat Hong Kong’s Nam Leung, 23-3, and Kazakhstan’s Rakheem Adlakhnove, 18-10, in the last eight. Sharabati beat Iran’s Mahdi Khad, the world’s ninth seed, 18-11, in the semifinal.

Not to be outdone, teammate, Juliana Al Sadeq won silver after losing to Uzbekistan’s Nigora Snokolova in the final. Earlier she beat South Korea’s Su Yung, 9-2, and China’s Yan Fe in the semifinal.

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