Jordan have announced a top-class team to compete at the 18th Asian Games taking place in Indonesia from August 18-September 3.
An impressive delegation of 36 athletes will compete in Taekwondo, Ju-Jitsu, Karate, Athletics, Judo, Swimming, Boxing and 3x3 Basketball.
A Bridge team will also be participating after the sport was included on the Games schedule.
JOC Secretary General, Nasser Majali, explained how the athletes were selected.
“A large number of athletes have been mentored and evaluated over several months through our Olympic Preparation Programme (OPP) and in close co-operation with our National Sports Federations,” he said. “It means that we can send a very competitive team of athletes to participate.”
The announcement was made on the sidelines of the Kingdom’s Olympic Day celebrations and was attended by Haider Firman, from the Olympic Council of Asia, and Ratna Arsana, Media Relations Officer from the Asian Games Organising Committee.
Indonesia will welcome over 10,000 athletes to compete in 45 sports, with 462 individual events to be held.
Team Jordan’s Chef de Mission will be board member, Dr. Tayseer Al Mansi, who said he was “so proud of being chosen” for the position.
This will be the eighth time that Jordan have competed in the Asian Games, following their first participation in Seoul in 1986. The team have won a total of 33 medals since, including three gold, 15 silver and 15 bronze.