PARALYMPIANS OUT TO SECURE RIO SPOTS
Jordan’s Paralympic table tennis stars are trying to book their places for the Rio Paralympic Games through a tournament being held in Amman this week.
The Asian qualifications are being held at the Yousef Al Karmi hall in Al Hussein Sport City with 165 athletes taking part.
Fatima Al Azzam has qualified to the quarter finals, but both Fatine Elymat and the legend Maha Al Barghouthi are out following early round defeats in the female section.
Meanwhile in the men’s, in-form Osamah Abu Jame’ qualified to the quarter finals.
The athletes have been cheered on by HRH Prince Ra’ed Bin Zaid, President of the Jordan Paralympic Federation, who has been attending the matches.