Olympic gold medallist Ahmad Abu Ghaush heads an impressive Jordan team preparing to compete for medals at the 23rd Asian Taekwondo Championships in Seoul, South Korea.
The team has flown to Vietnam to prepare where they will train with members of the South Korean team.
Joining Abu Ghaush in the Far East will be Zeid Mustafa, Mohammad Al Tamimi, Ruslan Lebzo, Ammar Fahed, Hamzeh Qattan, Saleh Al Sharabati, Bana Daraghmeh, Rama Abu Al Rub, Natali Al Humaidi and Juliana Al Sadeq.
The team will be managed by Head Coach, Faris Al Assaf, along with coaches Nabeel Talal and Laith Izzat.
The team includes the three players who have qualified to the Youth Olympic Games so that they gain experience of fighting on the big stage. “This is a big moment for Taekwondo in Jordan,” said Al Assaf.
“we have so much going on this year with a lot of the fighters reaching their peak and preparing to compete in some of the sport’s biggest competitions.
“So this camp in Vietnam is crucial for us to prepare as South Korea have some of the world’s best fighters. It will be great for our team to camp with them.
“It will also be beneficial for our youngsters to join the senior team as well as they need experience ahead of their Youth Olympics in Argentina later this year.”
There are vital Olympic qualifying points up for grabs at the Asian Championships which will feature many of the world’s top ranked fighters.
Jordan won five bronze medals at the 2016 Asian Taekwondo Championships held in The Philippines through Anas Al Sadeq, Saleh Al Sharabati, Mutasim Abu Zeid, Taleen Al Humaidi and Razan Al Saaideh.