Horse jumper Sara Al Armouti has become the first Jordanian to book a place at the 3rd Youth Olympic Games taking place in Buenos Aires, Argentina, from October 6-18.
The 18-year-old secured her spot by winning the Amman leg of the FEI Challenge Tour held across a number of countries during 2017 and her confirmation was announced by the Royal Jordan Equestrian Federation.
“On behalf of the sporting community, I’d like to say congratulations to Sara for this wonderful achievement and we wish her well,” said Jordan Olympic Committee (JOC) Secretary General, Nasser Majali.
It will be the first time that a Jordanian will be represented in the equestrian event at the Youth Olympics, where jumpers from 25 countries, including Iraq, Egypt and Qatar, will take part. Jordan hope that more young athletes will book their places as the year develops, with swimmer, Mohammed Al Bdour, already making a qualifying time and awaiting his confirmation.