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Following last weekend’s big sporting events, Jordan is preparing to host another regional tournament next week.

Aqaba successfully hosted the MENA Golf Tour and the Asian Triathlon Championships last weekend while Amman staged the Arab Rugby 7s, with all soundly praised by participants and officials alike.

And next week Jordan will welcome eight nations to compete in the 9th Arab Kickboxing Championships at Al Hussein Youth City from October 16-21.

Joining the hosts on the bill will be Palestine, Algeria, Kuwait, Libya, UAE, Egypt, Yemen and Bahrain. The hosts have entered 28 fighters, many of whom competed at the recent Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games in Ashgabat where Jordan won five bronze medals.

"We have continued to train with intensity since Ashgabat to ensure we win medals next week,” said coach, Essa Abu Nassar.

We expect the experienced fighters to perform well and the event will also give some our younger athletes much needed international exposure.

Jordan’s Ashgabat medals were won by Udai Abu Hassweh, Ali Khalaf, Ibrahim Jum'aa, Hamzeh Abu Ghazleh and Mohammad Salameh.

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