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World gold and silver for Jordan karate

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

AMMAN — Two of Jordan’s top karate fighters have reconfirmed their positions among the world’s best on Sunday by winning gold and silver medals at the World Karate Series being held in Santiago, Chile, according to the Jordan Olympic Committee News Service.

AbdulRahman Al Masatfah clinched gold in the -67kg division following a nerve wracking win over South American Champion, Vanesa Aguero, from Brazil.

His teammate Bashar Al Najjar also reached the final of the -75kg weight, but he had to settle for silver after losing his contest to Japan’s Ken Neshemora, 2-0.

Both men are now in a strong position for realising their Olympic dream by picking up crucial ranking points from their victories towards Tokyo 2020 qualification.

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