This Jordanian mother is celebrating her son’s Olympic triumphSaleh Elsharabaty received a silver medal in taekwondo(SOUNDBITE) (Arabic) MOTHER OF ELSHARABATY, RULA AL SAMMAN, SAYING: “I am ecstatic! I am so proud of him. He did his best and worked hard. His hard work paid off.”Al Salman and family members gathered in her home in Ammanto watch the 80kg final match-up(SOUNDBITE) (Arabic) GRANDMOTHER OF ELSHARABATY, INTISAR AL SAHIB, SAYING: “I was so happy. I wanted the gold medal but thank God who rewarded him. Thank God, silver is like gold. Thank God!”Elsharabaty’s Olympic medal is only the second for his countryafter Ahmad Abughaush’s gold in Rio, also in taekwondo
Jordanian taekwondo silver medallist Saleh Elsharabaty said he was happy for Russian Maksim Khramtcov’s victory in their 80kg final match-up on Monday, calling his opponent a “brother” who deserved the prize. Elsharabaty’s Olympic medal was only the second for his country after Ahmad Abughaush’s gold in Rio, also in the Korean combat sport. Khramtcov comfortably won the match 20-9 for the Russian Olympic Committee team.
These U.S. Olympians will be coming home from Tokyo with an extra souvenir a gold Olympic medal.See other top photos from the Tokyo OlympicsAnastasija Zolotic 57kg TaekwondoZolotic became the first woman from the United States to win an Olympic taekwondo event, and the third American athlete to win a gold medal in taekwondo.Lee Kiefer Womens Individual Foil (Fencing)Kiefer made history as the first athlete from the United States to medal in the individual foil fencing category.William Shaner Men
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