ABU GHAUSH VISITS SPECIAL NEEDS CENTRE
Dec 06, 2016
Jordan’s Olympic gold medallist Ahmad Abu Ghaush has paid a visit to the Nazik Al-Hariri Welfare Centre for Special Needs on the eve of departing for the World Taekwondo Federation Awards in Azerbaijan.
The 20-year-old took a break from his busy training schedule to travel with his coach Faris Al Assaf to the centre in Dabuq to learn about its inspiring work and to teach the younger students a few tricks from the sport.
“The centre does some wonderful work so it was inspiring for me to be able to come and see it first hand,” he said. “The students had plenty of energy and I was impressed with their skills!”
Abu Ghaush has been nominated for the taekwondo fighter-of-the-year award, and his coach is one of four on the shortlist for the coach-of-the-year award. The winners will be revealed at a gala dinner in Baku on Sunday night.
Abu Ghaush took the sporting world by storm this summer by winning gold, becoming Jordan's first winner of any medal at an Olympic Games.