Dana Haidar, Jordan’s taekwondo extraordinaire, is participating in the World Taekwondo Championship in Russia, hoping for a repeat of her silver medal winning performance two years ago at the same event in Mexico.
Juliana Al Sadeq and Ahmad Abu Ghoush are also among the Jordanian athletes taking part in this prestigious competition, along with Talin Al Hmaidi, Moutsaem Abu Zaid, Mohammad Ayman, Marah Al Sqour and Raed Thabet.
The schedule for the tournament is as follows:
Day 2 (May 13)
Under 49kg: Dana Haidar faces Angola’s Nelza Raise in the first round. The winner of that match will play Cyprus’s Erini Basyoli or Denmark’s Sarah Maliki.
Day 3 (May 14)
Under 67kg: Juliana Al Sadeq meets Jerankova Evita from the Czech Republic. The winner would face Asian champion Shia Shia Shwang in the next round.
Under 68kg: Ahmad Abu Ghoush takes on Romania’s Robert Amzoy in the first round, with Russian Eleksi Densekove awaiting the winner.
Day 4 (May 15)
Under 53kg: Talin Al Hmaidi plays Ghana’s Danieli Belham, with the winner of the match facing Swiss athlete Manwella Bezola in the next round.
Day 5 (May 16)
Under 87kg: Mohammad Ayman goes up against Mohammad Al Hateri from Norway, with the winner meeting Cuban Rafael Castello in the second round.
Day 6 (May 17)
Under 57kg: Marah Al Sqour will meet Afghanistan’s Homari Mohammadi, with Canada’s Eveline Jound awaiting the winner in the next round.
Under 63kg: Raed Thabet faces Abdel Qader Alyo from Chad, and the winner of that match will play either Colombia’s Eden Aguilar or Slovenia’s Jouri Bantar.