RECORD JORDAN DELEGATION SET FOR ASGHABAT CHALLENGE
Sep 10, 2017
Jordan is sending its biggest ever delegation to a 5th Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games which take place in Ashgabat, Turkmenistan, from September 17-27.
More than 120 athletes will be travelling to compete across 13 sports at the biggest sporting event to have ever been held in Central Asia.
The team will start travelling out in the coming days and were invited to a delegation briefing at the Jordan Olympic Committee (JOC) taken by Secretary General Nasser Majali.
“We have confidence in our athletes and their coaches to do their best there,” said Majali.
“We have worked closely with our colleagues at the National Federations to ensure the athletes have received the best preparation possible. We are sending a big delegation to provide as much multi-sport experience as possible for our athletes so that they can continue to do us proud on the Asian and World stage.
“We wish them all well and urge them to become fine ambassadors for their country both on and off the fields of competition.”
The JOC will evaluate the performances of every athlete competing in order to build for the future. The athletes will compete in 3x3 Basketball, Ju Jitsu, Wrestling, Taekwondo, Billiard and Snooker, Muaythai, Weightlifting, Indoor Athletics, Kickboxing, Swimming, Futsal, Chess and eSports.
Turkmenistan will welcome over 6000 athletes representing 65 delegations including 19 from Oceania for the first time and a Refugee team.