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September 28 2021 2:24 PM ˚

Masatfeh nabs Olympic qualification card, joins 8 Jordanians

Caption: Jordanian karate athlete Ahmad Masatfeh.
Jordanian karate athlete Ahmad Masatfeh. (Photo: Jordanian Olympic Committee)
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AMMAN — National karate athlete Abdul Rahman Masatfeh bagged an Olympic qualification card ahead of the 2020 Tokyo Games, after winning in the  (-67kg) weight group of the Paris-hosted international qualifiers.اضافة اعلان

Masatfeh sparred his way through 10 opponents, wherein he won seven, tied in two and lost one match. The athlete managed to secure one of 10 spots within his weight group in the Olympics, which will host Karate as a sport for the first time in history.

Including Masatfeh, nine Jordanians have qualified for the Olympics — scheduled between July 23 and August 8. Those are: Hussein and Ziad Ishaish, Obada Al-Kasbeh, Mohammad Al-Wadi, Odai Al-Hindawi (Boxing). Juliana Al-Sadeq and Saleh Al-Sharbati (Taekwondo) and Ibrahim Bisharat (Equestrian sports).

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