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Olympic qualifier representatives named

The Kingdom’s appearance at the Uzbekistan championship is among a series of technical programs slated by the Jordan Fencing Federation to rehabilitate its athletes following a long interruption from
The Kingdom’s appearance at the Uzbekistan championship is among a series of technical programs slated by the Jordan Fencing Federation to rehabilitate its athletes following a long interruption from major sporting events. (Photo: Jordan Olympic Committee)
AMMAN — The National fencing team has kicked off its run in the Asia tournament in Uzbekistan, which also acts as a qualifier for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics scheduled between July 23 and August 8.اضافة اعلان

The federation has elected Abdullah Al-Tahleh and Iyad Odeh to represent the Kingdom in Olympic qualifiers, under the mentorship of coach Hassan Al-Qana.

The Kingdom’s appearance at the Uzbekistan championship is among a series of technical programs slated by the Jordan Fencing Federation to rehabilitate its athletes following a long interruption from major sporting events, due to the pandemic.

President of the Jordan Fencing Federation Khaled Al-Attiyat told Jordan News: “The national team’s participation in this event falls under comprehensive technical programs put in place for our players to take part in official championships.”

Attiyat continued: “The extended absence from events, because of the pandemic, has taken a toll on the athletes. But we are now focusing on preparing players technically and physically, under direct supervision from the national team’s staff; as part of comprehensive programs.”

The national fencing team has recently taken part in the world championship in Egypt, which saw a turnout of 1078 players from  79 countries.

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