With two athletes booking their places this month for the summer Olympic Games, the Jordan Olympic Committee (JOC) has met with the boxing and taekwondo federations to plan for Rio de Janeiro.
Hussein Ishaiash has qualified in the super heavyweight boxing and Ahmad Abu Ghaush is confirmed for the taekwondo competition and they were flanked by their coaches and federation representative to finalise the next phase on their road to Rio.
“We back our athletes and federations every step of the way so it was nice to meet all together to ensure they have the best preparation possible for Rio,” said Lana Al Jaghbeer, JOC Secretary General.
“Under the directions of our president HRH Prince Feisal Al Hussein, we began our Olympic preparations two years ago by working with our federation to identify and then support athletes on their qualifying programmes.
“We have funded 19 athletes in seven sports in trying to realise their Olympic dream and we are delighted that Hussein and Ahmad are now confirmed. We wish all those others still trying to qualify all the very best.
Lana was joined at the meetings by Jordan’s Olympics chef de mission Nadin Dawani; Rana Al Saeed, JOC Federation Department Manager; Ibrahim Al Haleq, JOC Finance Manager as well as members from both the federations concerned and the athletes themselves.