El Hassan Cup 2020 (G-1): Jordan shines at home with 9 titles
Greece finishes in 2nd place in Seniors after grabbing 3 gold medals
Seniors – Report
Local athletes proved to be the strongest at El Hassan Cup International Taekwondo Open 2020, which was held last weekend in Amman, Jordan, after winning 9 out of the 16 Senior titles awarded on Sunday.
Greece did also stand out from the rest of countries involved in the event after clinching 3 gold medals, while Lebanon was the other nation to reach the top of the podium more than once with 2 titles. Cyprus and India bagged 1 title each to complete the group of champions in the division.
The 9 Jordan fighters who led their country to the overall title were: Bana Daraghmi, who proved to be the strongest competitor in Women’s -49 kg after beating Haddad from Lebanon by 20-12 in the final; Natali Hamaidi, who set the standard in Women’s -62 kg after getting rid of Jaber from Palestine by 29-26; Julyana Al-Sadeq, who reigned in Women’s -67 kg after defeating Mitsopoulou from Greece in the final by withdrawal; Aysheh Alsedah, who dominated the Women’s +73 kg after edging Anand from India by 9-3 for the gold; Zaid Alhalawani, who became the new Men’s -58 kg champion after outscoring Abu alrub from Palestine by 21-7; Mohammad Othman, who shone over the rest of contestants in Men’s -63 kg after beating his compatriot Eman by 13-2 in the crucial fight of the draw; Fahed Sbeihi, who climbed to the top of the Men’s -74 kg podium after defeating Walid from Palestine by 48-18 in the final; Anas Sadek, the new king in Men’s -87 kg after getting rid of Patel from India by 34-4 for the title; and Hamza Kattan, who set the pace in Men’s +87 kg after proving to be stronger than another Jordan representative, Althroom, by 14-10 in the big final of the division.