Voting gets under way on Tuesday in the Best Young Achiever (Male) category for the 2014 Black Iris Sports Awards.
The nominees this year include Obadah Al Kisbeh (Boxing), Hamzeh Qattan (Taekwondo) and Zaid Al Halawani (Taekwondo) with voting via the Jordan Olympic Committee (JOC) Facebook page or www.joc.jo.
Voting for the Best Sportsman Award concludes Monday night after more than 25,000 votes were cast via Facebook and many more on www.joc.jo over the past five days. The three in the running are Abdel Rahman Al Masatfeh (Karate), Odai Al Hindawi (Boxing) and Mohammad Salameh (Muay Thai).
The JOC is closely monitoring the process to ensure that the validity of the votes is fair, and with the number of votes showing an increase from last year’s awards, it signifies the popularity of the shortlisted sportsmen.
The five winners of the Black Iris Awards will be revealed in March at a gala dinner, and the voting for the other categories will take place over the coming weeks.
PICTURE (From left) Hamzeh Qattan, Obadah Al Kisbeh, Zaid Al Halawani