Sports with Khaled: Coaching changes, injury, victory, and elimination

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AMMAN — Welcome to another sports roundup. This time we bring updates from the world of basketball, gymnastics, volleyball, and football. اضافة اعلان

Covering the Jordanian Basketball Federation's significant changes in coaching staff, the unfortunate news of Ahmad Abu Al-Soud's injury, the IAA team's impressive win at the Antalya Cup championship, and Shabab Al-Ordon's disappointing elimination from the King Salman Cup for Champion Clubs, let us dive into the details.

BasketballThe Jordanian Basketball Federation made big moves recently with the appointment of foreign coaches to supervise the training of their youth teams and women's national team.

This was revealed in a recent consultation session held with the players' parents at the Prince Hamzah Hall, in the presence of the interim committee chairman, Mohamed Alayyan, and the secretary-general, Nabeel Abu Ata.

In the session, it was announced that Francisco Garcia Alvarez will take on the role of technical director for the women's national team and youth teams, Jacob Tyler will oversee the development of skills for all national teams, and Marco Filipovic will lead the technical coaching for the youth teams.

The foreign coaches will be supported by a team of local including Yousef Faqs, Anoud Sarouji, Suhaib Farash, and Ruby Habash.

Hashem Al-Louzi and Salma Ganaim were appointed as administrative officials for the youth and women's teams, with Ibrahim Fawaz and Saja Abazed as medical staff.

In other news, the Orthodox Club suffered a tough loss to the Riyadi Club Beirut in the West Asia Super League basketball tournament, ultimately eliminating them from the competition.

After a back-and-forth series, Riyadi secured their spot in the semi-finals with a convincing win in the third and final match. Riyadi had won the first match of the qualifying round for the semi-finals in Beirut (102–83), before the Orthodox Club tied the series with a win in Amman (105–95), before Riyadi won the third match in their favor.

GymnasticsThe national gymnastics team's hopes for the World Artistic Gymnastics Championship for men have been dealt a blow with the news that Ahmad Abu Al-Soud will be unable to participate due to an injury.

The athlete is suffering from a nerve strain in his back, and despite his determination, doctors have advised him not to take any risks that could aggravate his injury.

Unfortunately, the bad news doesn't end there. The Gymnastics Federation has had to cancel the training camp that was scheduled to be held in Armenia.

VolleyballThe International Academy Amman (IAA) team is celebrating a hard-earned victory after winning the Antalya Cup championship for volleyball in Turkey.

The tournament, which saw many school and Turkish club teams competing, recently concluded in the city of Antalya with the IAA team emerging as the clear champions.

The talented players were unstoppable, winning five of their matches and dominating the competition at every turn. The team's skill, teamwork, and determination were truly inspiring, and they proved to be a formidable force on the court.

What a thrilling victory for the IAA team.

FootballIt's the end of the road for Shabab Al-Ordon in the King Salman Cup for Champion Clubs, organized by the Arab Football Federation. The team's hopes for success in the tournament were dashed after a tough first-round match, which resulted in a total score of 4–2 for their opponent.

Although they gave it their all, Shabab Al-Ordon fell short in the first leg of the match, suffering a 4–1 loss. They came back strong in the second leg, winning 1–0, but unfortunately, it was not enough to secure their spot in the next round.

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