Host country Bahrain will look to dominate the taekwondo event in the Third GCC Women’s Games, due to begin on Sunday.
Bahrain’s coach Tawfeeq Nuwaiser of Jordan has named his eight-member squad for the Games, which includes several martial arts talents.
Among those hopefuls spearheading the kingdom in this edition are Dina Mahboob, Kaltham Johar, Jomana Mousa, Ola Al Dossary.
The remaining Bahraini girls seeking glory are Fajer Al Binali, Hanin Al Busta, Aisha Amir, Reem Abdulla and Joana Mousa.
According to Nuwaiser, the taekwondo championship will be a series task for the Bahrain team members, especially with high-class taekwondo players coming from Kuwait, Qatar, Oman and the UAE.
Nuwaiser and his squad are presently in Amman for a week-long training camp, which started on Saturday.
During their stay in the Jordanian capital, the nationals will also play in a number of friendly competitions against top teams from different national taekwondo clubs and centres.
There will be four contests in total, including the under-46kg, under-52kg, under-62kg and under-73kg weight category events on the first day.
On the second and concluding day, competitions in the under-49, under-57, under-67kg and above-73kg will be held.