With the spectacular Opening Ceremony for the 5th Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games complete, attention now turns to Jordan’s athletes on Monday.
The glittering ceremony spared no expense as it took the 45,000 capacity crowd on a journey through Turkmen history, and Jordan were led into the Ashgabat Olympic Stadium by its gold medal Olympian Ahmad Abu Ghaush, who has attended to support the 120-strong delegation.
HRH Princess Zeina Al Rashid represented the Kingdom among the various dignitaries who have flown in for the event.
And while Jordan began with a defeat for Mohammas Salameh in Mauythai on Sunday to Tajikistan’s Siyovush Zabirove in the -81kg category, Jordan’s campaign begins in earnest on Monday with action in Ju Jitsu, Indoor Athletics and Taekwondo.
In Indoor Athletics, Majid Theiabat and Abdulrahman Abu Hummus will compete in the 400m, Mumen Al Masaeed (800m), Ahmad Samoor and Shareif Al Atawneh (3000m), Baker Al Habahbeh (60m Hurdles), Musab Al Momani (Shot Put), Aliya Bushnaq (400m), Subheih Muradat (3000m), Riham Abdullah (60m Hurdles), Dina Al Khasawneh (High Jump), Salah Abdulraheem and Nour Al Qadi (Long Jump).
In Ju Jitsu, Mohammad Khair (-69kg), Bader Nimir (-85kg), Ruba Al Sayygh (-62kg), Sabri Baj (+94kg), Zeid Sami (-41kg) and Rana Qubbaj (-70kg) are all in action.
Taekwondo launch their campaign with Abdullah Ghanim (-74kg), Al Anoud Mcnai (-64kg), Muath Al Qatawneh (-54kg), Eman Adayleh (-46kg) and Anas Adarbeh (-68kg) looking for medals.
Jordan has sent a record delegation of 120 athletes to compete in 13 sports at Ashgabat 2017. The event will run through to September 27.