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Jordan ju-jitsu team heads to World Championships in Sweden

By JT - Nov 21,2018 - Last updated at Nov 21,2018

AMMAN — Jordan is sending its top players to Malmo, Sweden, to compete at the World Ju-Jitsu Championships from November 23-25.

A strong squad of 12 has been selected, including Yanal Shahadeh, Zaid Jarandoka, Basel Fanous, Bader Khuzai, Hamzeh Al Rasheed, Abdulkareem Al Rasheed, Ghaleb Al Harahsheh, AbdulMajeed Al Fauri, Freih Al Harahsheh, Anas Shamout, Yara Qaqeesh and Enas Sami.

The team will be managed by national coach, Zeid Abu Al Soud who said his chargers are capable of picking up medals. “We started training for this as soon as we returned home from the Asian Games in September,” said Abu Al Soud.

“We will be competing in new weights this weekend but the competition will be tough. It will not be easy and the athletes realise that they will have to do something special to medal, but they are certainly good enough.”

This will be the biggest ever World Championships with over 600 participants from 55 countries confirmed. At last year’s edition, Abdulkareem Al Rasheed won gold and Hamzeh Al Rasheed took silver in Colombia.

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