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Jordan taekwondo team return empty handed from Grand Prix

By JT - Oct 24,2018 - Last updated at Oct 24,2018

AMMAN — Jordan returned from the World Taekwondo Grand Prix round in Manchester empty handed, according to the Jordan Olympic Committee News Service.

There were high hopes for a top class delegation hoping to build on the previous medals won at Grand Prix events, but it was not to be with Olympic gold medallist, Ahmad Abu Ghaush, advancing the furthest, losing in the quarter-finals of the -68kg weight to Iran’s Mohammadi Husaini on the golden point.

Earlier he had beaten fighters from The Netherlands and Brazil.

Juliana Al Sadeq missed out in the -68Kg after losing 11-6 to Wales’s Lauren Williams who went on to secure the gold medal. Saleh Al Sharabati lost his opening fight in the 80kg weight to Belgium’s Robert Ordiman, 11-9.

Hamzeh Qattan also lost his first round contest to Kazakhstan’s Samuel Desabi, 6-4. The event welcomed the best fighters in the world representing 53 countries.

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