Taekwondo training camp continues

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(Photo: Jordan Olympic Committee)
AMMAN — Jordan’s men and women’s taekwondo teams are currently continuing their training for the Asian Olympic qualifiers with players from Tunisia, Russia, and Moldova at a closed camp at one of Amman’s hotels.اضافة اعلان

As part of the camp, the athletes will attend training sessions twice a day to boost their physical fitness, improve their defensive and offensive technique, and enhance their ability to analyze matches.

“We look forward to increasing the technical readiness of all players partaking in the camp in preparation for the upcoming events; most important of which are the Olympic qualifiers (Tokyo 2021),” Jordan Taekwondo Federation treasurer and spokesperson, Feisal Al-Abdallat, told Jordan News.

Commenting on Jordan’s ability to host the Olympic qualifiers, Abdallat said: “We have the experience (needed) to organize any sporting event. The qualifiers will be held in one of the halls of a major hotel and additional training halls will be provided to create the ideal conditions for competition, in cooperation with the Asian and international (taekwondo) federations and ensuring the safety of all participants.”

The national taekwondo team’s technical coach, Fares Al-Assaf, said: “I believe that the objectives of teams participating in the camp are clear to everyone. They are to prepare the players as well as possible for the qualifiers, ensure the achievement of good results, and earn Olympic cards.”

Jordan is scheduled to host the Asian qualifiers for the Tokyo Olympics between May 21 and May 23. They are set to see 120 athletes participating across the eight Olympic weight groups; distributed evenly among both genders; after which a total of 16 players will qualify to the finals and compete for first and second places within each weight group.

Jordan’s Saleh Al-Sharabaty and Juliana Al-Sadeq will to represent the Kingdom in the Olympic qualifiers. Sharabaty and Sadeq were the winners of two gold medals in the Sofia Open championship, which took place in Bulgaria earlier in March. Sharabaty and Sadeq will be joined by another Sofia-Open gold medal winner, Zaid Al-Halawani, and winner of the silver in the same championship, Anwar Al-Zyoud.