Vigorous Training for TAE-KWON-DO Player Wada’ah, Al-Azzani Prepare for World Cup Wrestling [Archives:1999/16/Sports]

April 19 1999

Yemeni Tae-Kwon-Do star Wada’ah Abdulmalik Alwan started an intensive training program last month under the supervision of the national trainer, Mutahhar Al-Odhari. The intensive training is in preparation for the international championship, and in hopes of qualifying for the Sydney 2000 Olympic games. The Yemeni national team will also be participating in the Tae-Kwon-Do World Cup in July 1999, and the gold medalists in this event will automatically qualify for the Sidney games. 
In another sport, Yemeni wrestler Abdullah Al-Azzani has also started his training under the supervision of his Iraqi trainer Ra’ad. Al-Azzani will be participating in Wrestling World Cup, which will be held in Uzbekistan this September. Again, the winner of this championship automatically qualifies for the Olympic games in Sidney. 
There will be other chances for the players to qualify for the Sydney Olympics, but this is the first big one, and it is a major competition in its own right. The athlete’s training program is being sponsored by the International Olympic Committee in order to boost Yemen’s efforts in preparing for the 2000 Olympic Games in Australia.