The Executive Committee of the 5th Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games is putting the final touched to the preparations that will see Turkmenistan host the biggest ever multi-sport event to be staged in Central Asia.
Following an incredible multi-billion dollar infrastructure development programme that has seen the capital city of Ashgabat transformed into a sporting superpower, the city is ready for the Opening Ceremony on Sunday from 3pm (Jordan time).
Over 7,500 performers, 200 musicians and 100 horses will take part in the Opening Ceremony which will be attended by President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov, Olympic Council of Asia President Sheikh Ahmed Al-Sabah and up to 20 more World Leader.
More than 65 delegations from Asia and Oceania have now arrived for the start of the sporting action, which actually gets underway on Saturday with Ju Jitsu, Traditional Wrestling and Futsal.
JUJITSU AND TAEKWONDO ARRIVE
Jordan’s Ju Jitsu and Taekwondo teams have arrived in the Athletes Village (AV). Ju Jitsu (men): Abdulmajeed Al Fa’uri (-77kg), Hamzeh Al Rasheed (-77kg),Haidar Al Rasheed (-85kg), Mohammad Khair (-69kg), Abdullah Nabbas (-69kg), Zeid Shamseldein (-94kg), Sabri Bajj (94kg) and Bader Al Khuza’ee (-85kg).
Women: Lama Qubbaj (+70kg), Rana Qubbaj (-70kg) and Ruba Al Sayegh (-62kg).
Taekwondo team Coaches: Manager, Faris Al Assaf; Male Coach, Nabeil Talal; Female Coach, Laith Othma. Male: Anas Abdullah, Abdullah Ra’ed, Muath Qatawneh, Anas Al Sadeq, Ruslan Al Bezo, Saleh Al Shurbati, Rund Abu Shabek. Female: Bana Daragmeh, Taleen Al Humaidi, Juliana Al Sadeq, Al Anoud Maknai, Lana Abu Isheih, Razan Zeid and Eman Al Adayleh