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Jordan gets gold at Karate 1 World Youth League

By JT - Jun 06,2021 - Last updated at Jun 06,2021

AMMAN — Jordan have picked up an impressive four medals, including a gold, at the Karate 1 World Youth League held in Limassol, Cyprus, this weekend, according to the Jordan Olympic Committee News Service.

Over 700 young athletes from 37 countries took part, and Yousef Nofal led the way for Jordan by winning gold in the Cadet +70kg weight category, beating Azerbaijan’s Mehral Mamadov in the final.

Saeed Al Najjar settled for silver in the Junior -61kg category, losing to Mihajlom Markovic of Serbia in the final, and teammate, Ahmad Abu Hazeem, took another silver in the Cadet -63kg category after missing out in the gold medal match to Russia’s Rustam Akhmedov.

Waseem Salameh completed a brilliant tournament for Jordan with bronze in the Cadet -57kg through the “Repechage” route.

 

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