National team leaves for Kazakhstan

Manager, Yahya Abu Tbeikh (C), stands between national players Ahmad Dahshan (R) and Abdulkarim Abu Dueij (L). (Photo: Abu Tbeikh’s Facebook page)
Amman — The Jordanian wrestling team’s representatives on Tuesday left for Kazakhstan to begin preparing for the Asian 2020 Tokyo Olympics qualifiers, scheduled between April 9 and April 13. اضافة اعلان

Romanian wrestlers, Ahmad Dahsahn and (76kg) and Abdulkarim Abu Dueij (86kg) are set to compete on the Kingdom’s behalf in the qualifiers.

According to the Asian Federation’s protocol, only two players from each country will be allowed to participate this year; a policy which was also implemented during the previous edition of the qualifiers.

Deputy Chairman of the Jordan Wrestling Federation’s temporary committee, Abdulrahman Al-Awamleh, told Jordan News: “We will be offering additional chances for all players (to take part in) this year’s Asian qualifiers and providing them with what they need to succeed.”

The national team’s technical manager, Yahya Abu Tbeikh said that “Despite the tournament’s difficulty and the interruptions throughout the preparation process — due to COVID-19 restrictions — the two players are (still) highly motivated to compete in the qualifiers after completing their technical training.”

The Olympic qualifiers are expected to see a large turnout of athletes from around Asia who will have one last chance to make their way into the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

A number of 16 athletes will compete in each weight group but only the winners and runners up from each group will qualify for the Olympics.