Jordan has participated in the opening ceremony of the 5th Asian Beach Games in Da Nang, Vietnam, which will last until October 3 with the participation of 42 countries.
More than 10,000 athletes, coaches and officials attended the ceremony that lasted for two hours, and included Vietnamese folklore with the theme ‘Shining Sea, Bright Future’ as the official slogan of the games, in addition to the entrance of the delegations.
The muay thai competition has already started prior to the opening ceremony but unfortunately it saw defeats for Jordan’s Anas Khalaf and Saif Aldin Zaqzouq.
Jordan’s last hope, Muhammad Salameh, will face Lebanon’s Muhammad Fineesh in the 81kg category on Sunday at 3pm Jordan time.
There are high hopes though for the jiu jitsu team with four Jordanians launching their campaigns on Sunday.
Zaid Sami will meet Mongolia’s Unurjargal Boldpurev in the +94kg. Haidarah Alrasheed will play Iraq’s Murtada Mahmood in the 85kg. Mohammad Bilbaisi will play The Philippines’ Froilan Li Sarenas also in the 85kg, while Basil Fanous will play The Philippines’ Gilbert Ombao in the -94kg.
The handball team launches its campaign against Chinese Taipei on Sunday at 12:45pm Jordan time. Their group also includes Hong Kong and Vietnam.