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Jordan sees more medals and handball heroics at Asian Beach Games

By JT - Sep 27,2016 - Last updated at Sep 27,2016

AMMAN — The medals kept on flowing for Jordan on day three of the Asian Beach Games on Tuesday with jiu jitsu again taking centre stage in Da Nang, Vietnam, according to the Jordan Olympic Committee News Service.

With tremendous performances on Sunday and Monday delivering 12 Jordan medals to be placed fourth in the medal table, the Kingdom picked up another gold and three bronzes today and not to be outdone, the beach handball team secured their first win.

But it was those Qubbaj sisters who were at it once again in the Open Category with Luma, 28, winning her second gold of the Games and Rana, 32, picking up bronze.

The pair missed out on meeting each other in the final after Rana, who was carrying an injury from a first round match, lost in the last four to Mongolia’s Battseseg Tsog-Ochir, but her younger sister took revenge with a stunning submission win for her double gold.

“I am so grateful for those who have stood by me and supported me over the years,” said Luma, who won gold the day before in the 70kg weight. “I am delighted to have won and for the Jordan jiu jitsu team to have done so well out here.”

Meanwhile, the men were also in the medals for their Open Weight competition with Basel Fanous and Haidar Al Rasheed, 23, securing bronzes after both lost to the UAE opposition in the semifinals.

After two defeats, the ladies beach handball team finished with a flourish in Group A with a 2-0 victory over Hong Kong. Goalkeeper Aya Obaidat was the man of the match following an assured display. They will now go on to play in the fifth place play-off against Japan on Friday.

 

And there’s more to come after that with Jordan’s wrestlers preparing to launch their competitions on Saturday with Zakaria Al Shishani, Ameer Ishakat and Husam Al Din Abu Sayyaf all looking for honours.

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