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More medals for Jordan boxers

By JT - Sep 30,2014 - Last updated at Sep 30,2014

AMMAN — Jordan’s boxing team on Tuesday was guaranteed another two medals at the Asian Games in South Korea as Odai Al Hindawi dismantled China’s Di Zhou in the quarter-final by three rounds to nil to book a place in the semi of the middleweight class and guarantee at least a bronze medal for the Kingdom. He was followed by team captain Ihab Darweesh, who beat Jakhon Qurbonov of Tajikistan 2-1 in a thrilling quarter-final to book a place in the semifinal of the heavyweight division. Mohammad Al Wadi couldn’t follow up his previous performance in the bantamweight division as he lost 3-0 to Kazakhstan’s Kairat Yeraliyev in the quarter-final. It was a similar story in the superweight division, where Hussein Iashaish narrowly lost to India’s Kumar Satish 2-1. In taekwondo, Dana Haider lost (10-9) to South Korea’s Seonah Park in the 49kg weight division. Anas Al Adarbi won his first match against Shakhriyor Karimov of Tajikistan but then lost to South Korea’s Younggeon Song in the 74kg quarter-final. His teammate Mohammad Al Shajahey lost to Jasur Baykuziev of Uzbekistan in the 87kg quarter-final. In Greco-Roman wrestling  Mohammed Al Saedi lost to Ibrahim Arrar of Iraq in the 59kg weight class while Yahya Abu Tabeekh lost his opening match to Di Xiao of China, and then his repechage contest to Norikatsu Saikawa of Japan in the 98kg division.

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