MUAY THAI TO LAUNCH JORDAN’S BEACH GAMES BID
Sep 21, 2016
Jordan’s quest to continue their medal run, started by the Olympic and the Paralympic teams, will resume on today 'Wednesday' when the muay thai team launches the Kingdom’s campaign at the Asian Beach Games in Vietnam.
The draw has been kind to Jordan with Mohammad Salameh, who won bronze at the last Asian Beach Games, enjoying incredible fortune to be placed straight into the 81kg semi-finals where he will meet Lebanon’s Muhammad Feneesh on Friday.
First up though is teammate Anas Khalaf who will play against Vietnam’s Nwein Nhoun in the 51kg category on today 'Wednesday' at 11am Jordan time, and Saif Aldin Zaqzouq meets China’s Wang Winfing in the quarter-finals of the 60kg category on Friday.
Coach Khaled Zaqzouq said: “This is a good draw for Jordan as we have the chance to compete for medals. The lads are training very hard and are determined to do well.”
Meanwhile, Jordan will face Chinese Taipei in their first beach handball match on Sunday followed by matches against Vietnam on September 26 and Hong Kong on September 27.
The Jiu jitsu competitions will get underway on Sunday with Jordan fielding six men and three women fighters, including Lama Qubbaj who will carry the flag at the Official Opening Ceremony on Saturday.
She was chosen in recognition of winning the World Masters Title for a third time as well as winning the 2015 Black Iris Award as the Best Sportswoman of 2015.