EYES ON THE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS
Jun 14, 2017
The World Taekwondo Championships are just two weeks away and the www.joc.jo team has caught up with one of our leading female hopes.
Juliana Al Sadeq is part of the eight-member team that has flown to South Korea early in order to prepare for the biggest event of the year, and she says that even the fasting month of Ramadan has not disrupted her plans.
“There is no way that I would have stopped training during Ramadan,” she said.
“I am currently training twice a day to be ready for the World Championships. Fasting enables my body to recover from the tough sessions so it is important to get the right mix of rest and training during this month.”
Juliana is a part of the squad headed by Olympic gold medallist Ahmad Abu Ghaush who she says is a massive inspiration for the whole Jordan delegation.
“Winning at the Olympics is no longer a dream for Jordan,” she said. “Ahmad showed what can be done through dedication and hard work. It is up to us to show that it was not a one-off and to try and be the best, just like Ahmad did. We can do it. Tokyo 2020 is not just a dream it is something we can all achieve.”
The 22-year-old has not looked back since switching from gymnastics to taekwondo as a youngster.
Her international successes have also made her a role model in Jordan and she hopes that more success will continue to inspire girls and women of all ages.
“I would love to send a message for all women that sport is the best thing you can have in your life as it helps you to overcome everything and became pure from the inside,” she said.
Juliana Al Sadeq
Educational background: BCs Physical Education
Martial Statue: Single
Habits: Swimming and Diving
Favorite TV: Horror Movies
Favorite Food: Mandi