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Jordan’s taekwondo juniors start Olympic bids

By JT - Apr 01,2018 - Last updated at Apr 01,2018

AMMAN — Jordan’s young taekwondo fighters will launch their bids for Youth Olympics qualification next weekend in Tunis, a statement from the Jordan Olympic Committee said on Sunday.

The qualification tournament will be held from April 6-7, with places at October’s Youth Olympics up for grabs.

The event will attract more than 430 fighters from 111 countries with Jordan being represented by Zeid Mustafa (-55kg), Mustafa Al Lahham (-63kg), Abdulhadi Shawali (-73kg), Rama Abu Al Rub (-55kg), Natali Al Humaidi (-63kg) and Aysha Al Saddah (63kg), according to the statement.

The tournament, for 16-17 year olds, will see all fighters that reach the quarter-final stage book their ticket for the Olympics. Previously, Jordan won silver in the first Youth Olympic Games in Singapore through Dana Haidar and bronze by Yazan Al Sadeq.

Also, Eman Adayleh and Taima Habawal participated in the second edition that was held in Nanjing, China in 2014, according to the statement.

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