Jordan’s bid to send Karate fighters to the next Olympics steps up a gear this weekend when a strong team competes at the WKF World Karate Premier League – A Series in Guadalajara, Spain.
The seven-member team has been training at Amman’s Olympic Preparations Centre under the watchful eye of new Egyptian coach, Mohammad Ibrahim.
“K1 is a great chance for our players to improve themselves by taking on the best in the world, and to prove they are worthy of an Olympic place,” he said.
The Jordan Karate Federation has put a strong strategic plan in place to try and qualify fighters for Tokyo 2020.
Squad: Mohammad Fahed (-60kg), Abdulrahman Al Masatfah (-67kg), Bashar Al Najjar (-67kg), Hatem Al Dweek (-76kg), Mahmoud Al Sajjan (-84kg), Mu'tasim Khair (-84kg) and Nicola Matta (+84 kg).