Over 1,200 fighters representing 33 countries will take part in the G1 Al Hassan Teakwondo Championships that will get underway Friday in Prince Hamzeh Hall in Al Hussein Youth City.
The event will begin with the U11 boys’ and girls’ categories and continue with senior and junior competitions following the official opening ceremony at 3pm. The cadets will begin their competitions on Saturday.
The organising committee said everything is in place for a successful event with arrangements for venues, accommodation, transportation and the opening ceremony all complete.
A real highlight for the event is the inclusion of a refugee team from the Al Azraq Refugee Camp following an agreement signed in April between the Jordan Olympic Committee and International Humanitarian Foundation.
Jordan will be led by Olympic gold medalist, Ahmad Abu Ghaush, with the team including medal hopefuls Ruslan Lebzo, Zaid Mustafa, Hamzeh Qattan, Saleh Al Sharabati, Fahed Al Subaihi, Natali Al Humaidi, Yasmeen Bassam, Juliana Al Sadeq, Bana Daraghmeh and Rama Abu Al Rub.
The event will be a timely check on form ahead of the 18th Asian Games that will be held in Indonesia from August 18 until September 3.