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Jordan swimmer Baqlah picks up more gold

By JT - May 14,2017 - Last updated at May 14,2017

AMMAN — Jordan’s swimming sensation Khader Baqlah has won his second gold medal on Sunday at the 4th Islamic Solidarity Games in Baku, Azerbaijan, according to the Jordan Olympic Committee News Service.

The 18-year-old followed up Saturday’s 400m freestyle gold by winning the 200m in a time of 1:49.85 minutes, almost half-a-second ahead of Turkey’s Erge Gezmis on 1:50.31 minutes with another Turkish swimmer, Doga Celik in third in 1:50.44.

Meanwhile, late Saturday, Bashar Al Najjar won a superb gold in the 67kg karate contest. Najjar beat Algeria’s Abdelatif Benkhaled in the final having earlier defeated Saudi Arabia’s Fahed Al Qattami, Syria’s Mohammad Darweesh, and Egypt’s Ali Al Sawi.

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