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Jordan karate youngster qualifies to Youth Olympics

By JT - Jun 30,2018 - Last updated at Jun 30,2018

AMMAN — Abdullah Hammad has become the latest Jordanian to qualify for the 3rd Youth Olympic Games that will be held in Buenos Aires, Argentina, from October 6-18, according to the Jordan Olympic Committee News Service.

The karate youngster booked his place after winning silver at the -61kg qualifying event being held in Croatia where over 300 players representing 84 countries have gathered. Just a month after winning the Asian title, Hammad missed out on gold to Saudi Arabia’s Mohammad Al Eseiri, 2-0.

Earlier he beat Germany’s Hinze Albert, Burundi’s Alvis, Romania’s Alexander Suzono and Kazakhstan’s Kolazan Ozlas, before beating Russia’s Roseve with superiority in the semifinal.

His achievement has been praised by the sporting community with Jordan Olympic Committee Secretary General, Nasser Majali, leading the plaudits.  He will join Rama Abu Al Rub, Natali Al Humaidi and Zeid Mustafa (all Taekwondo), Sara Al Armouti (Equestrian) and the 3x3 Basketball team who also qualified.

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