SPORTS STARS SHINE AT BRAZIL DAY
Two Jordanian stars hoping to make an impact at next summer’s Olympics and Parlympics in Rio de Janeiro were the centre of attention at a cultural day organised by the local Brazilian Embassy.
World record powerlifter Mu’taz Al Juneidi and 17-year-old swimming sensation Khader Baqleh were the guests of honour as next summer’s sporting extravaganza was promoted through the event.
Khader has already made the B qualifying mark in the pool and is the first Jordanian swimmer to qualify for an Olympics Games.
Meanwhile Mu’ataz broke the world record by lifting an incredible 240kg and has battled back from a nasty back injury to put himself into contention for next summer.
The Olympics get underway on August 5, 2016, with the Paralympics following within a fortnight of the main event closing.