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Jordan beaten by handball favourites

By JT - Nov 16,2014 - Last updated at Nov 16,2014

AMMAN — Jordan followed their opening day victory in the women’s handball event at the Asian Beach Games with a defeat to Chinese Taipei — one of the gold medal favourites in Phuket, Thailand, on Sunday. The first victory over the Philippines gave the Kingdom’s players plenty of confidence for their second match, but they faced a strong Chinese Taipei side who won both rounds 22-11 and 18-6, according to a statement from the Jordan Olympic Committee. They still have a chance to qualify with two remaining Group A matches against Turkmenistan and Vietnam to come. Meanwhile, Lawrence Fanous has his sights on a top 10 finish in a world-class triathlon field for one of the Games’ blue chip events on Monday. The London-based triathlete is in good form and is feeling confident. “I have had some good results after winning in Japan and finishing fourth in Hong Kong since my seventh-place finish in the Asian Games last month, so I am hoping to do well for Jordan,” he was quoted as saying in the statement.

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