JORDAN OFFICIALLY WELCOMED TO ASHGABAT 2017
Sep 16, 2017
Jordan has been officially welcomed to the 5th Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games set to get underway on Sunday in the Turkmenistan capital city of Ashgabat.
Jordan has sent a record delegation of 120 athletes to compete in the event which will feature 6,000 athletes from 65 delegation.
The ceremony was attended by Chef De Mission, Dr Khalid Atiyat, alongside the teams of Ju Jitsu, Futsal, Taekwondo, Weightlifting and Muaythai who are already in town.
Dr Khalid exchanged gifts with the Organising Committee during the ceremony which gave a taste of Turkmen culture and history.
TAEKWONDO LAUNCH CAMPAIGN ON MONDAY
The Taekwondo team continued their preparations ahead of the start of their competitions on Monday.
Head coach Faris Al Assaf believes the team is capable of competing for medals with a total of 14 fighters in the squad.
"I'm happy with our training, and the attitude of the players," he said.
The Muaythai team has arrived at the Athletes Village ahead of their competition next week.
The team will start training Sunday and coach Yasser Abu Safyyeh believes that Ashgabat will be a great opportunity for the players to gain experience and to prove their level.
The team includes Mohammad Salameh, Abdullah Al Jbour and Mohammad Al Bari. Meanwhile, Athletics and 3x3 Basketball has are expected to arrive to Ashgabat on Sunday morning.