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Jordan from Abu Ghaush, Qattan and Sadeq gets golds

By JT - Feb 19,2018 - Last updated at Feb 19,2018

AMMAN — Jordan’s Olympic golden boy Ahmad Abu Ghaush has launched his 2018 season with a brilliant gold medal at the 6th Fujairah International Taekwondo Championship in the UAE, according to the Jordan Olympic Committee News Service.

But he was not the only Jordanian to enjoy glory, with teammates Hamzeh Qattan and Juliana Al Sadeq winning their weight divisions for Team Jordan. Abu Ghaush beat Bulgaria’s Mitko Dozedeve in the final of the -68kg weight, 12-6, having earlier beaten fighters from the UAE, Lithuania and Kazakhstan.

Meanwhile, Qattan’s stock is rising rapidly after he won gold in the heavyweight division by beating Kuwait’s Hussein Kabandi in the final, 27-7. Sadeq took gold in the women’s -67kg by beating Norway’s Carolina Gilzfeik, 17-6.

Earlier she beat the UAE’s Shaima’ Bin Mulla. As well as the three golds, Bana Daraghmeh settled for silver in the -49kg division after losing the final to Kazakhstan’s Elina Bater. Jordan have finished their participation in Fujairah with 14 medals including seven gold, three silver and four bronze.

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