Sports with Khaled: Abu Duaij wins gold in wrestling championship

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From Abdul Karim Abu Duaij's remarkable gold medal win in the Arab Championship to Jordan's victory in their Asian U20 Cup campaign, this week has been full of thrilling moments and noteworthy achievements.

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WrestlingAbdul Karim Abu Duaij, a talented wrestler and member of the national freestyle wrestling team, has won the gold medal in the 92kg weight category at the Arab Championship held in Saudi Arabia.

Abu Duaij's remarkable journey to the gold medal involved winning three consecutive matches. He started with a thrilling victory against a Saudi wrestler in the quarterfinals, winning by technical difference. He then faced a tough opponent from Morocco in the semifinals and won by points.

In the final, Abu Duaij faced the African champion, an Algerian wrestler, in what proved to be an intense and closely contested match. However, Abu Duaij showed exceptional skill and determination, managing to win the match 8-7 and securing the gold medal.

BasketballThe Women's Falcons have dropped three spots in one go, during the latest FIBA rankings, which have been issued during the mandatory break for the women's team due to the absence of official competitions.

The team now stands at 76th globally and 13th in Asia with 83.8 points.

Sports shootingAhmed Tarabishi has achieved a noteworthy feat by clinching a silver medal in the "trap" shooting category at the Asian Shooting Cup held in Kuwait. He demonstrated excellent skill and precision by hitting 116 out of 125 targets in the initial rounds and progressed to the final round along with seven other competitors.

In the final round, Tarabishi displayed remarkable performance by hitting 30 out of 35 targets, falling short of the winning shooter by just two points.

FootballJordan have launched their Asian U20 Cup campaign with a 2-0 win over Tajikistan in Group C in Uzbekistan.

Victory was secured thanks to first half goals from Ali Al-Azayza in the seventh minute and Saif Darwish in the 26th minute.

The win puts Jordan level on points at the top with South Korea, who have a better goal difference courtesy of their 4-0 opening win over Oman.

GymnasticsAhmad Abu Al-Soud, a member of the national gymnastics team, ranked eighth in 2023 FIG Artistic Gymnastics World Cup series, which recently concluded in Germany, earning crucial points towards his qualification for the World Championship..

Abu Al-Soud won the silver medal on the pommel horse during the last World Championship in Liverpool, becoming the first Arab gymnast to win a medal in the World Championship, which started in 1903.

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