Olympic gold medallist Ahmad Abu Ghaush is leading a star studded Jordan team that will be looking to make home comforts count at the Al Hassan International Taekwondo Championship that will be held in Amman from July 5-8.
Olympic and World Champions are all expected in Amman for a world-class event which will welcome over 1,000 fighters from 32 countries.
The Jordan team is packed with Arab champions and Asian medallists so they will be hoping to make a strong showing in front of their home crowd.
“This tournament is a great chance for players to gain points and improve their Olympic ranking, so that’s why it has attracted the best in the world,” said Ali Al Asmar, the event’s head.
“Jordan’s reputation in Taekwondo is growing and you can tell this by the number of countries that have confirmed their participation this week.”
The event will be held in Prince Hamzeh Hall in Al Hussein Youth City, where Ali confirmed that preparations are all in place for hosting a successful tournament.
It has also been confirmed that a refugee team from the Azraq Camp will take part following support from the International Humanitarian Taekwondo Foundation and the Jordan Taekwondo Federation.