Jordanian taekwondo Olympian hopes to inspire young women

This taekwondo athlete has another goal besides Olympic gold:

inspire a new generation of women to join sport

Location: Amman, Jordan

(SOUNDBITE) (Arabic) JORDANIAN TAEKWONDO PLAYER, JULIANA ALSADEQ, SAYS: “To be honest I am very proud to be an inspiration to many girls, they approach me saying they want to be like me and that they want to compete in international competitions like me. I support them and wish them all the best. I hope to win an Olympic medal and help spread sport and taekwondo especially among girls in Jordan. “

The 26-year-old was the first Arab woman to win the gold medal

during the Asian Games held in Indonesia in 2018

(SOUNDBITE) (ARAB) JORDANIAN TAEKWONDO COACH FARIS AL-ASSAF SAYS: “She is a taekwondo idol for girls and taekwondo athletes. I hope she will be a source of encouragement for families and girls to practice taekwondo. seeing a Jordanian athlete qualify for the Olympics and achieve what she has done, she is set to become an example that shows that sport does not affect girls and their studies. She studied sports and was among the distinguished students at the university. This fact will encourage families their children to practice.

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