Staged in the state of the art facilities provided by the Al Ahliyya Amman University, on Friday 13th August, it was delight for the host nation; in a dramatic men’s team final, Jordan emerged victorious.
A spendid scene for the men's team final
At the final hurdle they recorded a 3-2 win against Egypt; man of the moment was Khaled Khader, in the vital third match of the fixture, he staved off a spirited response from Mumen Al Awez to secure a dramatic five games win (11-6, 11-8, 5-11, 7-11, 13-11).
The win came after Zaid Abo Yaman had beaten Ahmed Nadim (12-10, 14-12, 11-13, 14-12) and Zayed Aldmaisy had lost to Mohamed Shouman (11-3, 13-11, 11-2).
Jordan ahead, Mohamed Shouman returned to the fray. He beat Zaid Abo Yaman (7-11, 13-11, 11-5, 11-4), to set the scene for Zayed Aldmaisy and Mumen Al Awez to face each other in the decider. Zayed Aldmaisy prevailed in four games (11-5, 11-6, 4-11, 11-7); gold for Jordan.
Notable success for Zaid Abo Yaman and Zayed Aldmaisy; also, there was gold for their respective sisters. Alongside Bara’a Al-Wedyan and Dana Al-Khateeb, Taimma Yaman and Yara Aldmaisy reserved the top step of the women’s team event.
Winners: Jordan (Zaid Abo Yaman, Zayed Aldmaisy, Khaled Khader)
Runners Up: Egypt (Mumen Al Awez, Ahmed Nadim, Mohamed Shouman)
Winners: Jordan (Yara Aldmaisy, Bara’a Al-Wedyan and Dana Al-Khateeb, Taimma Yaman and)
Runners Up: Egypt (Fatima Abdulhussein, Maryam Abdulraheem, Shahd Al-Enazy, Shaika Al-Hamad, Muna Al-Shammary)
Under 19 Boys’ Team
Winners: Iraq (Ameer Al-Nouamy, Giath Al-Fatlawy, Anwar Hameed, Abas Naser)
Runners Up: Egypt (Marwan Jamal, Kareem Subhy, Mohamed Waleed)
Under 19 Girls’ Team
Winners: Egypt (Rua Al Nagy, Farida Badawy and Alaa Yahia)
Runners Up: Bahrain (Fatima Al-Ali, Maryam Al Ali and Amrita Ameet)
Under 15 Boys’ Team
Winners: Egypt (Yaseen Wael, Bader Mustafa, Omsar Ihab)
Runners Up: Qatar (Khaled Al Yafeei, Yousef Mohamed, Obad Abdullah)
Under 15 Girls’ Team
Winners: Syria (Hend Zaza, Anata Kurdiya, Naya Suliman)
Runners Up: Egypt Maryam Younis, Kenzi Fawzy, Nour Al Khaowly, Habiba Al Basoumy)
Under 13 Boys’ Team
Winners: Qatar (Sultan Al-Kawari, Rawad Al Naser, Ahmed Karny, Yousef Abdultaker and Mohamed Al Sality)
Runners Up: Tunisia (Waseem Al Said, Yousef Al Aydaly, Yousef Kerfal, Ameer Al Said)
Under 13 Girls’ Team
Winners: Egypt (Madeeha Al Mallah, Malak Kadry, Habiba Al Basumy)
Runners Up: Syria (Hend Zaza, Sham Al Asad, Sulaf Mahmoud, July Daiub, Ebaa Hallak)
Under 11 Boys’ Team
Winners: Qatar (Muhamed Al-Sality, Abdul Azeez Al Abdullah, Hamad Al Sality, Rabee Al-Kawary and Issa Al Haded)
Runners Up: Tunisia (Tunisia’s Ameer Al Said, Ahmad Al-Saiedy)
Play now commences in the individual events, matters conclude on Monday 16th August.
Editor: Ian Marshall