Has there ever been a better month for Jordan sport than November 2015?
After what was appearing to be a relatively low key year for sport in the Kingdom, November produced no less than four medals at World Championships across four different sports, showing that our young athletes can compete with the very best.
First up was Nabil Al Shweiki who became the first Jordan karate fighter to win a global medal in the sport when he finished with bronze at the WKF World Junior, Cadet & U21 Karate Championships in Indonesia.
No sooner were we reporting on a hero’s welcome for him at Queen Alia Airport then news was coming in of Ali Al Qaisi winning bronze at the 13th World Wushu Championships also being held in Indonesia.
Then last week, Lama Qubbaj topped the lot by winning gold at the
2015 World Jiu Jitsu Championships held in Bangkok.
But there was still time for one more piece of silver with Udai Abu Hasswah clinching it at the World Kickboxing Championships held in Ireland last weekend.
Unfortunately for Jordan, none of these sports are included in the Olympic programme, but nevertheless it is proof that we have the talent to a raise our flag on the world stage.