Jordan’s kickboxers will launch the Kingdom’s campaign for glory at the World Games on Wednesday with both Ali Khalaf and Baraah Al Absi in action.
A team of five has travelled to the event in Poland which features sports and disciplines not on the Olympic roster, and Kickboxing will feature all the world’s best fighters.
Khalaf has been drawn to fight Ukraine’s Vitalii Dubina in the quarter-finals of the 71kg, while Al Absi will face the USA’s Kaitlin Young in the quarter-finals of female 65kg category.
Meanwhile, Ju-Jitsu’s Haidar Rasheed will launch his bid for a medal on Friday in the 85kg, a day before Lama Qubbaj attempts to prove her position as one of the world’s best in the female open weight competition.
Jordan will also be represented in Muaythai by Mohammad Salameh who is entered in Friday’s 81kg competition.
Jordan have won four medals previously in the World Games, all in Taekwondo through Mohammad Al Zu’bi and Feras Al Jayusi (both silver) in Germany in 1989, and Ammar Al Subaihi (bronze), and Tareq Abu Sbetan (bronze) in the Netherlands in 1993.