JORDAN HAVE TAEKWONDO MEDALS IN MIND
Aug 01, 2018
Despite an injury blow to Olympic champion Ahmad Abu Ghaush, Jordan are still hopeful of winning Taekwondo medals at the upcoming 18th Asian Games.
Abu Ghaush broke a rib during training and will face a race against time to be fit for Indonesia, but his teammates are capable too of making a name for themselves.
Saleh Al Sharabati, Hamzeh Qattan, Zaid Mustafa, Juliana Al Sadeq and Rama Abu Al Rub have all proved themselves on the international stage and go into the Games in great form.
Jordan have won an incredible 20 medals from previous Asian Games, and Head Coach, Faris Al Assaf, believes that figure can be added to later this month.
“It is one of the toughest Taekwondo events, but we are ready for it,” he said. “We have two players who have already booked their places in the Youth Olympic Games in Rama and Zaid so that shows the sort of form our players are in.”
Prior to Indonesia, Qattan, Sharabati and Al Sadeq will head to Moscow for the second round of the World Grand Prix from August 10-12.
Abu Ghaush will sit it out to concentrate on being fit for the Asian Games.