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Kingdom to send strong team to World Taekwondo Championships

By JT - May 13,2019 - Last updated at May 13,2019

AMMAN — Jordan is sending a strong team of 11 fighters in the search of medals at the 24th World Taekwondo Championships being held in Manchester, England, from May 15-19, according to the Jordan Olympic Committee News Service.

Olympic gold medallist Ahmed Abu Ghaush will lead the Kingdom’s hopes, but he is joined by a number of fighters who have made an impact on the sport’s global scene this year.

Abu Ghaush will be going for glory in the -74kg class, while the rest of the squad includes Saleh Al-Sharbati (-80 kg), Hamza Qattan (+87 kg), Anas Al Sadiq (-87 kg) Zaid Mustafa (-58 kg), Abdel Rahman Abu Sammen (-54 kg), Zaid Halawani (-63 kg), Roslan Libzo (-68 kg), Luna Abu Eisha (-53 kg), Natali Al Hmaidi (-62 kg) and Juliana Al Sadiq (-67 kg).

Ali Al Asmar is the Head of Mission, while team manager, Fares Al Assaf, will take charge of coaching supported by Nabil Talal and Walid Al Hurr.

Physical trainers Reham Al Jallad, Laila Al Marayat, Saga Abazid and manager, Huthaifah Al Sayahin, complete the delegation. Referee, Adam Amawi, will also be officiating in Manchester.

Jordan’s first action will be Wednesday through Mustafa, while Abu Sammen and Libzo compete on Thursday and Abu Ghaush the following day.

On Saturday, Al Sharabati, Al Sadeq, Halawani and Abu Eisha will participate while Juliana, Qattan and Al Humaidi will conclude the national team participation on the final day of the tournament. On the sidelines, a meeting of the executive office of the International Taekwondo Federation will take place, with Nadine Dwani and Hazem Naimat taking part.

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