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Taekwondo gold for Jordan in Croatia

By JT - Nov 12,2017 - Last updated at Nov 12,2017

AMMAN — Jordan has enjoyed a successful start to its campaign at the 23rd Croatia Taekwondo Open – G1 being held in Zagreb with two medals, including gold, according to the Jordan Olympic Committee News Service.

Rama Abu Al Rub clinched gold in the Juniors -55kg after beating Belgium’s Elina Kliksika, 23-8, in the final. Earlier she beat Christina Nisvech (Croatia), 26-4, Katrina Burman (Germany), 27-12, Jolie Litz (Germany), 20-0 and in the semifinal Antonia Krangnovek (Croatia), 5-4. The seniors did not disappoint either with Hamzeh Qattan continuing his excellent year with a silver in the +87kg after losing his final to Olympic silver medalist Yousof Abdulrazzak (Niger), 9-7. Qattan launched his campaign with a comfortable win over France’s Ewan Manigo, 32-3, before going on to beat the host nation’s Evan Rados on his way to the final.

Elsewhere, Juliana Al Sadeq, Ruslan Lebzo, Aysha Al Sadda and Mustafa Al Lahham all lost at the second round stage. Next up is Zeid Mustafa who will compete in the -55kg on Sunday before the team heads to Greece to participate in the Open Greek Championship next weekend.

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