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Two more Jordanians qualify to Youth Olympics

By JT - Apr 09,2018 - Last updated at Apr 09,2018

AMMAN — Jordan will be taking a strong delegation to the Youth Olympics later this year after two more Taekwondo fighters qualified, a Jordan Olympic Committee statement said on Sunday.

Rama Abu Al Rub booked her place after winning silver at the qualification event in Tunisia, losing the -55kg final against Germany’s Tezli Vani. Abu Al Rub launched her campaign with a win over Vietnam’s Du Nang before beating Chad’s Aminah Taher, the statement said.

In the quarter-final she beat Tunisia’s Rula Mans, 13-11, and then she overcame Maya Badwin, from Egypt, in the last four. Her teammate Zeid Mustafa secured his place after winning bronze in the boys -55kg.

He beat fighters from Morocco, Cyprus and then world champion Kim Min from Korea, before losing to Russia’s George Bofove in the semifinal. The two have joined their teammate Natali Al Humaidi who clinched her place earlier in the same event.

The taekwondo youngsters will join the 3x3 basketball team and horse jumper, Sara Al Armouti, in Team Jordan for the Youth Olympics which take place in Buenos Aires, Argentina, from October 6-18.

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