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This Jordanian mother is celebrating her son's Olympic triumph
Saleh 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 Amman
to 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 country
after Ahmad Abughaush's gold in Rio, also in taekwondo