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Jordan ladies miss out on medal match

By JT - Nov 18,2014 - Last updated at Nov 18,2014

AMMAN — Despite some strong performances at the Asian Beach Games in Phuket, Thailand, the Jordan women’s handball team missed out on the medal matches following a final Group A defeat against unbeaten Vietnam, according to a statement from the Jordan Olympic Committee. The ladies needed to win their last game to qualify, but went down in the two rounds 16-8, 17-8 to finish third in the group with two wins and two defeats. They will next play for an overall fifth place play-off on Thursday with the opposition to be the team finishing third in Group B. Vietnam tops the group. Top scorers for Jordan were Roa’A Naser and Sara Al Halabeih with four points each. Meanwhile, the Muay Thai action starts Thursday with Mohammad Salama (75kg) and Mohammad Al Barri (81kg) representing Jordan. In the overall medal table, host nation Thailand top the charts with Japan in second and Mongolia is third thanks to their six gold medals to date. China are fourth.

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