All eyes will be on Jordan’s taekwondo superstar Ahmad Abu Ghaush this month as he makes a return to his first global competition since winning the Olympic gold medal last summer in Rio de Janeiro.
Abu Ghaush heads an eight-strong Jordan team which has departed for South Korea to participate in the 23rd World Teakwondo Championships from June 24.
“He is looking very sharp and ready to compete,” said his coach Faris Al Assaf.
“Ahmad picked up an injury but we have worked on his fitness levels and I believe he is back to his best and will be very competitive.”
The team will spend time training in Seoul under the supervision of three-time Olympian Nadin Dawani, who is chef de mission, before moving on to the World Championships which will welcome over 1000 players from 170 countries.
Jordan have won three medals previously at the Championships, starting in 1987 when Ammar Fahed won bronze in Barcelona, before Mohammad Falah picked up a bronze in The Philippines.
Dana Haidar picked up a silver medal in Mexico four years ago in the -49kg