A YOUNG MAN WITH OLYMPIC DREAMS
Sep 25, 2018
Abdullah Hammad is training harder than he has ever done before to be in the best shape possible for realising his Olympic dream in just 10 days time.
The youngster will be one of 12 athletes representing Jordan at the 3rd Youth Olympics in Buenos Aires, Argentina, from October 6, with Hammad travelling as the sole Karate member.
His place was booked via a silver medal won at the qualification event in Ukraine earlier this summer, and he is already in South America preparing in Chile where the national team won a silver and gold last week.
“It’s a great feeling to be here with the senior team,” he said. “It is really helping me to prepare for the Youth Olympic Games. This is like a dream come true as it will be the first time that Jordan has competed in Karate at any Olympic level.” His coach, Mohammad Othman, says that his young charger is focussed and believes he has the talent to become one of the very best. “He is an absolutely brilliant player,” he said. “He is so flexible and knows when he has to attack and defend. He has a warrior spirit.”
The Asian gold medalist will launch his campaign on October 17th for the 61kg category.