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Medal bonanza for Jordan karate

By JT - May 06,2019 - Last updated at May 06,2019

AMMAN — Jordan’s young karate stars have delivered for the second week running after winning eight medals at the Karate Youth League in Limassol, Cyprus, according to the Jordan Olympic Committee News Service. 

The event attracted some of the best up and coming fighters with over 1,500 entered from 58 countries, but Jordan returned home with two gold, two silver and four bronze medals.

Abdullah Hammad (-61kg) and Afif Ghaith (-55 kg) won the gold medals, while Hasan Masarwa (-68 kg) and Mohammed Jaafari (-70 kg) won silvers. Yazan AlWahar (-76 kg), Omar Shakra (-55 kg), Zaki Abu Kaoud (+70 kg) and Ibrahim shamon (-70 kg) took the bronze medals.

The achievement came just a few days after the national U-21, youth and junior teams won 13 medals (two gold, five silver and six bronze) at the Asian Championships held in Malaysia. 

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