KICKBOXERS AIM FOR ASIAN INDOOR GAMES MEDALS
Aug 09, 2017
Jordan has named a powerful Kickboxing team capable of pushing for medals at the 5th Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games that will be held in Ashgabat, Turkmenistan, from 17–27 September.
The Kingdom has selected its top fighters who will make the trip to the biggest multi-sport event ever staged in Central Asia and head coach, Issa Abu Nassar, said that his athletes will travel to Turkey prior to Ashgabat for a camp to reach peak fitness.
“We have put the team through intensive training over the last three months with a focus on both fitness and tactics,” he said.
“We will be sending a nice mix of younger fighters and seasoned veterans so that the ones without much experience of fighting internationally can learn from those who have been there for many years.”
The coach expects Jordan medals, but knows it won’t be easy as some of the best fighters in the world will be taking part.
Jordan is sending its biggest ever delegation to an Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games with more than 100 athletes competing in 13 sports including 3x3 Basketball, Ju Jitsu, Wrestling, Taekwondo, Billiards and Snooker, Muaythai, Weightlifting, Indoor Athletics, Kickboxing, Swimming, Futsal, Chess and eSport.