Jordan equestrian ace Ibrahim Bisharat has booked his place for a record fourth Olympic Games, becoming the first Jordanian to guarantee their spot at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics this summer.
The 35-year-old confirmed his place after finishing second in the end-of-year rankings for Group F countries that include 66 nations across Asia and Africa.
He will join Syrian rider Ahmad Hamsho in Tokyo which follows on from his previous Games in Athens, Beijing and London.
“It has been a long road and hard work but to qualify makes it all worthwhile. I am so happy and look forward to representing Jordan at the Olympics for the fourth time,” he said.
The Jordan Olympic Committee (JOC) Secretary General, Nasser Majali, praised summer up the country’s pride by saying: “It’s great news for Jordan. He has worked so hard to book his place for the Olympics and he got the job done. We wish him all the best and hope this will inspire our other athletes to go and join him in Tokyo this summer.”