No medal for the Ahab brothers at the World Taekwondo!

After Sarah Chaari’s formidable title on Tuesday evening, it was the Ahab brothers’ turn to fight at the Taekwondo World Cup. Alas, they did not experience the same success as the young Carolo… On Thursday, Badr (21 years old/n°7) was eliminated in the second round of his category, the -74 kg. After having easily dismissed the modest representative of… Sao Tome and Principe (an island west of Africa!) Robert Zink in two rounds (102, 12-0), the youngest of the Achabs bowed on the score extremely tight 2-2, 0-0, 2-7 against Georgian Kintsurashvili.

In the running, this Friday, in the category where he was world champion (2015) and triple European champion (2014, 2016, 2019), the -63 kg, Jaouad (30 years old / n ° 12) swept his two first adversaries, the Tunisian Barhoumi and the Kazakh Nuradinov, in two sets. The first by 9-0, 8-1 and the second by 11-2, 10-8. Then opposed to the Croatian Brecic, the eldest fought a fierce fight, often hand-to-hand, against the current world No. 5. After breaking away 4-0 in the first round, Jaouad lost this one 4-6.

Back to the wall, our compatriot fought like a devil in the second round, but he succumbed under the blows, including one to the head worth three points, from his rival. Led 1-7, Jaouad again tried everything to restore the situation, but he was blocked three times. Final score: 1-13. And early elimination for the leader of taekwondo in Belgium, of which Sarah Chaari is now the rising star. See you at the beginning of December, in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, for the Grand Prix final, important for Paris 2024.

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