Saleh El-Sharabaty secures first Jordanian medal in 2020 Tokyo Olympics

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Published: 2021-07-26 11:27

Last Updated: 2022-01-23 09:04


Saleh El-Sharabaty secures first Jordanian medal in 2020 Tokyo Olympics
Saleh El-Sharabaty secures first Jordanian medal in 2020 Tokyo Olympics

The champion Saleh El-Sharbaty, who is representing Jordan in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, was able to secure a medal for Jordan in the Tokyo 2020 Olympics after beating Uzbekistan's Nikita Rafalovich in the semi-final Taekwondo match.

He competes in the Men's 80 kilogram category.

After this victory, Saleh will go onto the finals and be prized with either a gold or a silver medal in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

Sharabaty, who was born in 1998, is a member of the Jordanian Taekwondo team.

He won the bronze medal on the welterweight division at the 2018 Asian Games in Jakarta, Indonesia.

He started playing taekwondo at the age of seven at the Jabal Amman Center and has a degree in marketing from the University of Applied Sciences.

His achievements include a silver medal at the 2018 Taekwondo Grand Prix in Moscow, a gold medal at the 2018 Asian Championship, a bronze medal at the 2016 Asian Championship, a bronze medal at the 2018 Asian Games in Jakarta, and a bronze medal at the 2017 Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games in Ashgabat, Turkmenistan.