Juliana Al-Sadeq wins silver in Taekwondo World Championship

Jordanian National Taekwondo Team players, Juliana Al-Sadeq
Juliana Al-Sadeq. (Photo: Twitter)
AMMAN — Jordanian National Taekwondo Team players, Juliana Al-Sadeq and Mahmoud Al-Taraira achieved two silver and one bronze medal on Tuesday at the World Championship held in Baku, Azerbaijan. اضافة اعلان

Al-Sadeq ranked first in the world won the silver medal in the 67kg and under category, while Al-Taraira secured the bronze medal in the 58kg and under category, according to the Jordan Olympic Committee.

Al-Sadeq lost the final match to the French player Majda Fiett Henin with a score of 2-1, while Al-Taraira lost the semifinal match to the Russian player Georgi Gortsiev with a score of 2-0.

Al-Sadeq reached the final in the under 67kg category at the World Championship after defeating the Norwegian player Marie Nielsen with a score of 2-0 in the semifinals.

Both Al-Sadeq and Al-Taraira had already secured a medal in the World Championship by reaching the semifinals in their respective weight categories.

Before reaching the semifinals, Al-Sadik achieved three victories in the under 67 kg category, defeating Moroccan player Sofia Saleh (2-0) in the round of 32, Chilean player Claudia Gallardo (2-1) in the round of 16, and Chinese player Zhang (2-0) in the quarterfinals.

On the other hand, Al-Taraira won four fights in the under 58 kg category, defeating Malian player Youssef Simpara (2-0) in the round of 64, Greek player Yannisios (2-0) in the round of 32, Ivorian player Issa Diakite (2-1) in the round of 16, and Italian player Vito Dell'Aquila, the Olympic champion of Tokyo, (2-0) in the quarterfinals.

With these two medals, Jordan now has a total of nine medals in its record in the history of its participation in Taekwondo World Championships, including three silver medals and six bronze medals.

On the other hand, the player Rama Abu Al-Rub exited the competition in the quarterfinals of the under 73 kg category, after achieving two victories over the players from Ivory Coast and Gabon with scores of 2-0 and 2-1 respectively, before losing to French player Althea Laurin with a score of 2-0.

Jordan's participation in the World Championship will continue on Wednesday, with Saleh Sharbati competing in the under 80 kg category, and Fahed Ammar in the under 87 kg category.

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