Jordan has successfully bid to host the Asian Taekwondo Championships for Juniors and Cadet that will be held in July.
The decision was made at the General Assembly of Asian Taekwondo held in Vietnam where the Asian Taekwondo Championships will be held this weekend.
Jordan pipped Iran to the honour, with Ali Asmar, member of the high performance athletes, representing Jordan in the meeting.
“This means a lot for Jordan and is recognition for the progress we are making as a sporting nation,” he said. “We will do our best to make it a successful event so that it opens the door for more great occasions like this to be hosted by the Kingdom.”
Meanwhile, Zaid Mustafa will launch Jordan’s campaign at the Asian Championship by meeting a Chinese player in the -45kg on Saturday.
Rusaln Lebzo (58kg) and Bana Daragmeh (49kg) will also compete on the same day.