Aqaba ITU Asia Sport Development Camp

By | 24 Nov, 2016

Since 2012, we have been visiting developing countries to find talented athletes in immerging countries in Asia. We placed one important a stepping stone to boost the development of our sport in the west Asian region.


This year, we combined the camp with the Aqaba ASTC West Asian Championships to not only provide participating athletes with racing experience right after the camp, but also LOC with promoting the inaugural West Asian Championships. The camp was planned to have 3 sessions per day consisting of two training sessions and one classroom session. The perfect combination of both training and classroom sessions help participating coaches and athletes learn faster from facilitating coach, Vicent Beltran from Spain.

The 7 days camp has been full of happy smiles among participating 12 athletes and coaches from 3 countries under the guidance of Vicent. The cheerful mood created good conditions for young and new athletes to ask many questions during camp, and understand our sport well. A meeting session with Lawrence Faunus, Olympian from this region, help athletes and coaches realize the value of hard and consistent training in our sport.

“We really appreciate this great opportunity for our athletes and coaches to learn a lot from Vicent through this camp. The camp provide us a good chance not only to recognize talented athletes from our country, but also to realize that we need to monitor those athletes with consistent support. And we are looking forward to having more opportunities to have this kind of camps in this region.” said Dr. Tareq Khayyat, the president of Jordan Triathlon Association.

“I am honored to conduct this camp in the Middle East. Throughout the camp I find a couple of athletes with huge potentials to be international triathletes in the future. I hope those athletes to train consistently in their challenging social and environmental conditions. I will work close with them to make sure they will be able to achieve their goal.” said Vicent Beltran, ITU expert from Spain.

“On behalf of ASTC, I’d like to expression my deep appreciation to Jordan Triathlon Federation helping us have a good camp. We found a couple of talented athletes through this camp. We will expose them to more camps and bigger events next year to support them to reach next level. Also we take a chance to share our vision with related federations and exchanged ideas on the direction of our sport development through this camp.” said Ki, Woo-kyong, ITU Asia Sport Development coordinator.

Next project in Asia : the Chiba level 2 Coaching course, Japan November 23 - 27.

Related Event: 2016 Aqaba ASTC West Asian Triathlon Championships
18 Nov, 2016 • event pageall results
Results: Elite Men
1. Domen Dornik SLO 00:59:09
2. Lawrence Fanous JOR 00:59:46
3. Nik Kojc SLO 01:00:51
4. Tomas Svoboda CZE 01:01:04
5. Mohamad Alsabbagh SYR 01:02:21
6. Jamie Price BRN 01:04:41
7. Mohammad Mehdi Rahmati Dehkordi IRI 01:05:07
8. Karim Othman JOR 01:06:17
9. Omar Abushabab PLE 01:07:01
10. Abdulla Attiya BRN 01:07:04
Results: Elite Women
1. Zuriñe Rodriguez Sanchez ESP 01:10:30
2. Sameera Albitar BRN 01:14:42
3. Wessal Saloukha SYR 01:17:21
4. Ons Lajili TUN 01:20:43
5. Kareena Othman JOR 01:20:50
6. Ibtissem Harrabi TUN 01:23:54
7. Anoud Awamleh JOR 01:25:03
Results: Men's AG
1. Ahmad Mardenli SYR 01:08:00
2. Ahmad Tarakji SYR 01:10:56
3. Khalid Bualay BRN 01:11:09
4. Jonathan Baron GBR 01:14:41
5. Ahmed Almahmeed BRN 01:20:53
6. Ali Reza Naziri IRI 01:21:16
7. Jason Pronyk CAN 01:24:11
8. Stephen Schelander USA 01:24:27
9. Yannick Martin FRA 01:24:56
10. Nadeem Srouji JOR 01:25:10
Results: Women's AG
1. Laurel Nader USA 01:35:35
2. Heidi Schelander USA 01:35:38
3. Natalie Pukala USA 01:42:46
4. Victoria Bastin USA 01:42:55
5. Michelle Erasmus RSA 01:43:54
6. Adrienne Yandel USA 01:55:44
7. Zaina Abu Nawar JOR 02:01:53
8. Kimberly Blanchard USA 02:08:58
9. Rania Khouri JOR 02:15:34
10. Rana Fakhouri JOR 02:20:30