Our Olympic golden boy Ahmad Abu Ghaush will launch his 2018 bid for medals this weekend at the 6th Fujairah International Championship.
The -68kg fighter won silver at the event last year, his comeback tournament following his Rio Olympic gold the previous year, and he will headline a strong Jordan team in the UAE.
Joining him are Hamzeh Qattan (+87kg), Saleh Al Sharbati (-80kg), Ruslan Libzo (-58kg), Bana Daraghmeh (-49kg) and Juliana Al Sadeq (-67kg).
A strong Juniors team has also travelled and includes Mohammad Othman, Abdullah Da'na, Baha' Al Jamal, Sael Al Burqan, Abdulhadi Al Shawali, Mustafa Al Barqawi, Fahed Ammar, Mohammad Faris, Ru'a Al Hussami, Bissan Bassam, Sanar Sadaqah, Leen Al Rawashdeh, Yasmeen Bassam and Nour Khuais.
Ala'a Al Ja'afreh is chef de mission and head coach, Faris Al Assaf, is being supported by coaches Laith Ahmad, Ayman Al Hussami and Mohammad Jarwan.
Following Fujairah, the fighters will compete at the Egypt Open Championships from February 24.