The sport of Table Tennis in Jordan has received a huge boost after the men’s team qualified through to the World Championships following two wins at the Asian Championship in Yogyakarta, Indonesia.
Zeid Abu Yemen, Ziad Aziz, Khalid Khader and Mohammad Bani Salameh teamed up to beat both Afghanistan and Nepal, with just a single 3-2 defeat to Malaysia.
And there was more good news for Jordan who will host the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games qualification tournament for West Asia in February next year with Saudi Arabia, UAE, Bahrain, Qatar, Kuwait, Oman, Lebanon, Syria, Iraq, Palestine, Yemen and Jordan all taking part.
Each country will send two male and two female players with only the two finalists from each gender booking their Olympic spots. The rest will have another chance in the Qatar Championship the following May.
On the side lines of the Asian event, Jordan Table Tennis Federation board member Abdulaziz Reda was selected to represent Jordan on the Asian Federation.