Jordan’s next generation of taekwondo stars will be put to the test when they compete at the 3rd WT World Taekwondo Championship for Cadets from August 24-27.
Fourteen players have been selected to travel to the tournament in Egypt and they will be coached by Yousef Abu Zeid and Mahmoud Al Sqour.
Fu’ad Jarwan is the chef de mission while Farah Al As’ad (administration) and Ashraf Saqer (physio).
“This I a big moment for these youngsters to show what they are capable of,” said Abu Zeid.
“It’s great for these youngsters to be in a world event and I wish them all well.”
Al Sqour added that the squad has emerged from the best in Jordan for their age, and believes they are capable of medals.
Jordan has previously won gold in 2015 through Zeid Al Al Halawani and silver via Aysha Al Saddah.
Jordan Males: Ibrahim Asfar (-33kg), Ward Al Raggad (-37kg), Mohammad Izzat (-41kg), Majdi Al Rabab’ah (-45kg), Baha’ Al Jamal (-49kg), Feisal Abduljawad (-57kg), Zeid Hijazeen (-65kg) and Fahed Ammar (+65kg).
Females: Islam Al Zawahreh (-37kg), Hala Malkawi (-41kg), Joud Al Ajrami (-44kg), Leen Al Rawashdeh (-47kg), Jumanah Al Asfar (-51kg) and Leen Abu Hussein (-55kg). The championship is expected to include 420 players from 47 countries.