Olympic team begins Czech championship run today

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Jordanian Olympic boxer, Obada Al-Kasbeh. (Photo: Jordan Olympic Committee)
AMMAN — The Kingdom’s Olympic boxing team has concluded preparations ahead of the Czech Republic International Boxing Tournament, which begins today (Wednesday) and ends on May 9. اضافة اعلان

Jordan’s athletes will compete against peers from the Netherlands, Georgia, Poland, Armenia, Ukraine, Czech Republic and Croatia.

Speaking about the outcomes of a 10-day training camp the squad recently went through, team coach, Nabil Haymour, told Jordan News: “The camp was a positive experience despite the circumstances that followed the death of youth boxer, Rashed Sweisat and I would like to assure that the team is in high spirits. The camp in Poland saw several strong fights featuring Jordan’s athletes, which proved their readiness to partake in the Olympics.

As it stands, the Jordan Boxing Federation is likely to refrain from sending the Olympic team to the Asia championship, the fate of which still awaits a decision from the International Boxing Association (AIBA). The championship, which India had been previously selected to host was cancelled due to the epidemiological situation in the South Asian country.

“We will hold on off on attending the tournament to protect our athletes from contracting the virus (COVID-19) so shortly before the Olympics,” Haymour said.

The Olympic team’s envoy to Czech Republic comprises the following players: Mohammad Abdulaziz Al-Wadi (57kg weight group) Obada Al-Kasbeh (63kg weight group) Ziad Ishaish (69kg weight group) Odai Al-Hindawi (81kg weight group) and Hussein Ishaish (91kg weight group).

The Olympians will also be joined by Haymour, fitness trainer, Muath Ghazi, physician, Haytham Bahar and Physical therapist, Ahmad Aseiri.

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