The Taekwondo champion retired in Jordan after being stopped by a...

The Taekwondo champion retired in Jordan after being stopped by a...
The Taekwondo champion retired in Jordan after being stopped by a...
Abu Ghosh published his retirement decision on his page, saying, “Olympic champion Ahmed Abu Ghosh, the first and only Olympic medalist in the history of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, announces his retirement from participating and representing the national team in international forums.”

Hours after his decision, the Jordanian General Security issued a statement saying that Abu Ghosh was “arrested for a background.” criminal case It has nothing to do with anything sporting or Olympic. “

The spokesman for the security apparatus confirmed that the Jordanian player “is arrested in a correctional and rehabilitation center in connection with a criminal case pending before the judiciary, after which he was arrested.”

A source told AFP that “the reason for Abu Ghosh’s arrest is a problem with his civil registration.”

For its part, the Jordanian Taekwondo Federation issued a statement explaining that “we have not been officially informed of this decision (retirement), and we do not know its motives and reasons, and it is also impossible to communicate with the player at the present time,” indicating that the announcement of the retirement came from the “player’s page management” on Facebook.

The federation pointed out that it had avoided discussing this issue in any way “for the past two months, out of respect for the privacy of the player, who is also a member of the General Security Service.”

Abu Ghosh’s retirement came as a surprise at his young age, as he was preparing for the qualifiers to participate in the Olympics Scheduled for in Tokyo, before being postponed due to the outbreak of the new Corona virus in the world.

He participated in more than 20 international tournaments and training camps in preparation for representing Jordan in the next Olympic Games, after losing his chance to qualify directly as a result of the decline in his international classification, after suffering a knee cartilage injury in October 2019, and underwent surgery at the Aspetar Sports Rehabilitation and Treatment Center in Qatar, according to Union statement.

Abu Ghosh is the holder of the highest Jordanian athletic achievement by winning the gold medal in Taekwondo, weighing 68 kg in The 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics.

وحفر Abu Ghosh was named in golden letters when he overthrew the Russian Alexei Denisenko in the final match 10-6, to become the first Jordanian to record this achievement since his country’s participation in the Moscow Olympics in 1980.

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