A LOOK BACK ON THE HIROSHIMA ASIAN GAMES
Aug 02, 2018
With the Asian Games just over a fortnight away, we take a look back at a successful event for Jordan when we competed at the 1994 version in Hiroshima, Japan.
It came eight years after the Kingdom’s debut in Seoul, and four years after Jordan skipped the Games in 1990.
A delegation of 13 athletes was sent to compete in Equestrian, Athletics, Taekwondo, Shooting and Karate.
The overall participation saw 7,000 athletes attend from 42 countries in 34 sports.
Jordan won four Taekwondo medals, including two silvers for Mohammad Al Zubi and Ammar Fahed.
Tawfeeq Tweser won bronze, becoming the first Jordanian to win at two Games following his bronze in Seoul, and Yousef Abu Zaid added another bronze.
“It was one of the greatest moments of my career,” said Abu Zaid. “I remember that I was so happy when I was on the podium. I had injured myself before heading to Hiroshima at that time, so it meant a lot to have won a medal in the end.”
The 18th Asian Games will be held from August 18-September 3 in Indonesia.