By Febronia Hanna
Taekwondo isn’t exactly the most popular sport in the Middle East, however, it’s loved and practised by many. So we celebrate those who play and excel in it with all the passion and dedication it requires. Three Saudi champions got bronze medals at the El Hassan Cup International Open in Jordan and we are proud.
Abdullah Al-Zaaki, Hamad Mabrouk, Majed Mabrouk won the 87, 63, 80 kilograms bronzes respectively. Fahed Al-Dwesan, the coach of the Saudi team praised the Jordanian team and said that it’s one of the strongest teams in Asia.
The event attracted more than 1,000 participants which proves it is one of the toughest in the region. If you want to know more about martial arts in Jordan you should check the Jordanian Federation of Taekwondo, Karate, and Judo.