Jordan will look to continue their excellent year in Taekwondo with a successful start to the new Taekwondo Grand Prix season. More than 250 fighters from 53 countries have arrived in Rome, Italy, with Jordan set to launch its medal bid on Friday through Juliana Al Sadeq (-67kg) and Hamza Qattan (+80kg). Al Sadeq has moved up to 11th in the world and will meet Brazil's Melina Tetonelli in her opening fight. Qattan’s world bronze last month has seen him move up to 17th in the rankings and he opens up against Brazil's Maicon Secuera, who won bronze at the Rio 2016 Olympics. Saleh Sharabati (-80kg) is Jordan’s third member of the squad who will fight later this weekend. The four-round Grand Prix will move on to Chiba, Sofia and Moscow with vital Olympic qualification points up for grabs. At last month’s World Championship in Manchester, England, Jordan achieved a silver through Ahmad Abu Ghaush, who is missing Rome to get some more rest, and Qattan’s bronze medal.
Sponsors And Partners
Enter your e-mail and subscribe to our newsletter.