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Jordanian wins taekwondo gold

Aug 20,2018 - Last updated at Aug 20,2018

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Juliana Al Sadeq has won gold for Jordan at the Asian Games following a superb performance in the taekwondo -67kg competition in Jakarta, Indonesia, on Monday, according to the Jordan Olympic News Service.

The 23-year-old won the country’s first medal in sensational style, beating Jandi Kim, of South Korea, in the final 5-1 following a captivating contest.

She started the day with a one-sided 38-0 win over Nisa Sandmali, of Sri Lanka, before booking her place in the semifinal with a 21-5 victory over India’s Melika Mirhosseini.

In the semifinal she gave a performance to remember by beating world bronze medallist Mengyu Zhang, from China, 14-5.

But she saved the best until last to show the taekwondo world that she is in brilliant form, just a week after winning bronze at the World Taekwondo Grand Prix in Moscow. ‘I am lost for words,’ she said.

‘To win this gold for Jordan is a dream come true and I hope it inspires others here to win more medals for Jordan.’

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