The Jordan Karate Federation has expanded the search for fresh talent as it looks to qualify fighters for the next Olympic Games in Tokyo 2020. The federation organised a two-day national championship in Prince Rashid Hall in Al Hussein Youth City, where over 250 athletes representing 19 centres took part. The aim is to recruit for a new national B team to support the fighters who are already on the Kingdom’s Olympic radar. "I'm very happy with the standard of the championship,” said Ibrahim Abu Al Eddam, the National Head Coach. "There was great talent on show especially in juniors and men categories, but overall we can be pleased with what we saw on show." Abu Al Eddad said that forming another team will create stronger competition for places that can only benefit the sport as a whole. Karate is one of the five new sports to be added to the Olympic roster in Tokyo.
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