Sports with Khaled: Exciting wins from volleyball to archery

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Welcome to this week's sports roundup, where we highlight some of the latest developments in the sports scene of Jordan. This week, we will be covering the Super Cup final in volleyball, an international friendly match in rugby, the CFI Premier Basketball League finals, and Jordan's participation in the 12th Arab Archery Championships. اضافة اعلان

Read on for all the exciting details.

VolleyballIn a thrilling volleyball match held at the Hussein Youth City Sports Palace, Shabab Al-Hussein Club emerged victorious, claiming the Volleyball Super Cup title last week.

The club defeated Al-Wehdat in three straight sets, with scores of 25–13, 28–26, and 25–23.
The match was an intense battle between two top teams, but Shabab Al-Hussein managed to dominate the court and secure a clean sweep of all three sets.

This win marks the fifth time that Shabab Al-Hussein has lifted the Super Cup championship trophy, cementing their place as one of the best teams in the league.

Al-Wahdat, who has won the title seven times, proved to be a worthy opponent but was ultimately unable to match the skill and determination of Shabab Al-Hussein.

Al-Wahdat won the previous edition of the Super Cup.

RugbyIn the world of rugby, Jordan's national team of 15 players recently faced off against Lebanon in an international friendly match. The game took place at the Petra University Stadium recently.

This match was just the beginning, as the two teams are set to meet again on May 19 for a return match in Beirut. Originally, the Jordanian team was scheduled to play against Bahrain, but due to unforeseen circumstances, that match has been postponed until further notice.

For Jordanian rugby, this match against Lebanon represents an important step forward in the development of the 15-player system, as well as a chance to promote the sport locally and attract new fans and players.

BasketballAl-Ahli has emerged victorious in the CFI Premier Basketball League, adding yet another trophy to their collection. The club clinched the championship title after a 78–75 win over the Orthodox Club in the best-of-five finals play-off at Prince Hamzeh Hall.

The final match of the series proved to be a thrilling encounter, with both teams giving it their all. Despite The Orthodox Club leading by two points at the halfway mark, Ahli managed to stage a comeback and clinch the victory in the end.

The victory was the result of a pulsating finals series, which saw Ahli dominate the first match with a commanding 102–76 win. However, The Orthodox Club came back strongly in the second match, securing a 94–90 win to level the series.

Ahli regained their advantage with a 101–85 win in the third game, but The Orthodox Club was not ready to give up without a fight. They bounced back with a 61–52 win in the fourth game, taking the series to a fifth, and deciding, match.

BoxingAt the IBA World Boxing Championships have in Tashkent, Uzbekistan, Jordan’s boxers are off to a strong start. Yousef Ishaish, competing in the -57kg category, won his round of 64 fight against Harada from Japan, and is set to face Albania's Hatsalrani in the next round.

Ahmad Ta'imat, Ishaish's teammate, also secured a victory in his -92kg campaign, defeating Eldar Guliyev from Azerbaijan. He will next face Spain's Emanuel Reyes, who is the second seed in the tournament.

On Day Two, Jordanian Olympians Odai Al-Hindawi and Obada Al-Kesbah will take to the ring in their respective weight classes. Hindawi will compete in the -86kg class against Montenegro's Peter Onglo, while Kesbah will face off against Antigua's Ryan Alston in the -63.5kg competition.

Meanwhile, Mohammad Al-Muhairat is set to launch his campaign in the -75kg weight class against South Korea's Kim Sokhan.

ArcheryJordan's archery team has made the nation proud by delivering an outstanding performance at the 12th Arab Archery Championships in Djerba Midoun, Tunisia. The team's medal haul included two gold medals, two silver medals, and four bronze medals.

In the women's Compound competition, the team of Nour Salah El-Din Koujak, Asma Omar Hakouz, and Nour Imad Togoj put up a scintillating performance to clinch a gold medal. Meanwhile, Diana Al-Daoud shone in the Recurve competition, winning Jordan's second gold medal.

The men's team of Raad Shafakouj, Muhammad Shafakouj, and Zaid Qursha performed exceptionally well in the Compound event, winning a silver medal for Jordan. Diana Al-Daoud also picked up a silver medal in the Recurve competition, adding to her gold medal.

Jordan's young archers also demonstrated their talent and potential, with the U18 team consisting of Lara Dawoodi, Nour Qula, and Nour Qorsheh winning a bronze medal in the Recurve event. The mixed team of Noor Qojak and Raad Shafaqouk put up a strong performance to secure another bronze medal in the Compound competition.

Individually, Noor Qojak won two bronze medals in the women's singles Compound events, while Diana Al-Daoud added another bronze to her tally in the Recurve event.

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