Olympics: Ahmad Abughaush wins Jordan's first Games medal with taekwondo gold

Ahmad Abughaush made history by winning Jordan's first ever Olympic medal, claiming gold in the men's under 68kg taekwondo division in Rio.
Ahmad Abughaush made history by winning Jordan's first ever Olympic medal, claiming gold in the men's under 68kg taekwondo division in Rio. PHOTO: AFP

RIO DE JANEIRO (AFP) - Ahmad Abughaush made history on Thursday by winning Jordan's first ever Olympic medal, claiming gold in the men's under 68kg taekwondo division in Rio.

The 20-year-old beat Alexey Denisenko of Russia 10-6 in the final as South Korea's Lee Dae Hoon and Joel Gonzalez of Spain won the bronze medals.