Taekwondo Fighter Ahmad Abughaush Wins Jordan’s First Ever Olympic Gold Medal

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Jordanians, and Arabs, have a reason to celebrate as Ahmad Abughaush made history by winning Jordan’s first ever Olympic medal, claiming gold in the men’s under 68kg taekwondo division in Rio.

 

The 20-year-old wrapped up a surprising day at the Rio Games by defeating Russia’s Alexey Denisenko last night. Abughaush beat Denisenko 10-6.

 

Jordan’s royal family stayed up to watch Abughaush’s historic victory. Soon after he received his medal, he got a telephone call from the King’s brother, Prince Feisel al Hussein, president of the country’s Olympic Committee, congratulating him.

 

 

WE SAID THIS: Mabrouk ya Abughaush!

 

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