Taekwondo Humanitarian Foundation (THF) athlete Yahya Basam Al-Ghoutani has been awarded a Refugee Athlete Scholarship by the IOC to help him train towards the goal of being selected for the IOC Refugee Olympic Team Paris 2024.
Al-Ghoutani met with IOC President and chair of the Olympic Refuge Foundation, Thomas Bach, alongside fellow Taekwondo refugee athlete Wael Fawaz Al-Farraj during President Bach’s visit to Jordan this week. They met at the JOC’s Olympic Preparation Centre which President Bach was visiting to meet with Jordanian athletes.
Al-Ghoutani becomes the eighth Taekwondo athlete to have been awarded a Refugee Athlete Scholarship for Paris 2024 along with compatriot Al-Farraj. Al-Ghoutani is a Syrian refugee living in the Azraq Refugee Camp in Jordan and has been training in Taekwondo through the THF since he was 15. He became the THF’s second black belt back in 2018.
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