Jordan is celebrating after it was confirmed that the 3x3 Basketball team will be competing at the Youth Olympic Games in Argentina this year.
The International Basketball Federation, FIBA, announced the news that the U18 team will play between October 6-18, ending months of hard work from the Kingdom to qualify.
The national team is 10th on the FIBA ranking, but second in Asia after China. They will be the only Arab team from 20 that have qualified.
It will be the first time ever that a team has qualified from Jordan for any Olympics.
Jordan Olympic Committee Secretary General and the President of Jordan 3x3 Committee, Nasser Majali, said that this was a big moment for Jordan sport.
“We are so happy with this historic qualification which meets our objective since we started the Jordan 3x3 Basketball Committee,” he said “We put into place many plans and programmes for 3x3 Basketball, including holding a lot of local events which have enhanced our international ranking.”
3x3 Basketball follows on the qualification of young rider, Sara Al Armouti, to the Youth Olympics.