TAEKWONDO AIM FOR YOUTH OLYMPIC GLORY
Sep 26, 2018
Jordan is hoping to repeat its previous success at the Youth Olympic Games when three fighters go for glory in Buenos Aires, Argentina, from October 6-20.
Rama Abu Al Rub, Natalie Al Humaidi and Zaid Mustafa will be joined by Olympic gold winning Head Coach, Faris Al Al Assaf, as part of a strong delegation heading to South America.
The three qualified following tremendous performances at the Tunisia qualification event in April and they are confident of doing well against the best young fighters in the world.
Jordan has previous form at the Youth Olympics in Taekwondo with Dana Haidar and Yazan Al Sadeq winning medals at Singapore 2010.
“The three of them are training so hard as they are looking forward to competing,” said Al Assaf. “Their build-up has been very good. They competed at the Asian Games to experience the big event atmosphere and have continued to train non-stop from there to be in the best shape they have ever been in.
Al Assaf oversaw Ahmad Abu Ghaush’s Olympic gold medal in 2016 and said that achievement has inspired this current crop of talented youngsters. “They have all trained and learned from Ahmad.
Taekwondo is improving year on year and had a big boost through his gold medal. These three fighters going to Argentina are ready to make Jordan proud.”
Haidar won silver and Al Sadeq added a bronze in the first edition at the Singapore Games.