Sports with Khaled: Jordan takes on the field, ring, and court

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AMMAN — Another exciting week in the world of sports for Jordan as our national athletes took to the ring, court, and field, leaving their mark on the international stage.اضافة اعلان

This week's round-up, brought to you by Jordan News, covers the highlights from the Golden Belt Boxing Championship, the Arab Basketball Championship, the AHF Women's President Cup (West Asian Women's Championship), and the U17 Women's Football friendly series against India.

From victories to losses, we have got you covered with all the latest updates.

BoxingIn a triumphant display last Friday, national Olympian Ziad Ishaiash dominated the ring at the Golden Belt Boxing Championship in Marrakech, Morocco.

Facing stiff competition in the 67-71kg weight class, Ishaiash rose to the challenge and secured the gold medal with a victory over the Democratic Republic of the Congo's Steve Kolingolka.

BasketballBasketball fever is heading to Doha as the national 3x3 men's and women's teams gear up to compete in the Arab championship from Monday.  

Representing the women's team are Zara Al-Najjar, Liliana Abu Jabara, Maria Al-Han, and Masa Al-Noubani. At the same time, the men's roster boasts talented players Nader Ahmed, Zane Najdawi, Khalid Abu Aboud, and Ahmad Hassouneh.

Led by coach Haitham Talib and with the support of physiotherapist Louai Marayat, these athletes are taking on the court today.

HandballThe national women's handball squad showed their prowess on the court as they secured a 28-20 win against Iraq in the second round of the AHF Women's President Cup (West Asian Women's Championship) on Saturday.

The match took place at the Princess Sumaya Sports City hall, with the home team delivering a dominant performance to secure the victory.

FootballThe U17 national women's team faced off against India in a two-match friendly series. Jordan lost 0-6 in last Thursday's match at Prince Mohammed Stadium in Zarqa.

Earlier last Monday, India also emerged victorious with a 7-0 win on the same pitch.

These matches are part of preparatory efforts by the national team for the 2024 AFC U17 Women's Asian Cup qualifiers for Group H hosted by the Jordanian Football Federation from April 22 to 30 in the city of Aqaba, with the participation of Iran and Nepal.