Jordan’s first delegation has arrived at the Olympic Village in Tokyo ahead of the start of the Olympic Games on July 23.
Swimmers Talita Baqlah and Amr Al-War, Judo’s Younes Eyal Salman and Shooter, Asmaa Abu Rabie, were the first athletes to arrive and were joined by Nadin Dawani, Chef de mission; Dr. Khaled Zeidan, Head of the Medical Team; Zaid Al-Sarayrah, Media Coordinator; Lana Khader, Therapist; Muhammad Khalaf, Judo coach; Raed Al-Qurashi, Shooting coach; and Dr. Ali Al-Nawaisah, Swimming coach.
Dawani said the delegation has followed the strict health guidelines in place and added that she was delighted with the warm and safe reception that has been provided.
The Boxing team, consisting of five fighters, will arrive on Sunday from Russia, where the team is holding a final camp. The two-strong Taekwondo delegation arrives on the 19th from a camp in Iran, while the Athletics delegation arrives on July 23 direct from Amman. The Equestrian delegation is set for a July 27 arrival from the Netherlands. The Karate delegation will be the final team to reach Tokyo on July 28 from Amman.
Jordan will be represented at the upcoming Olympic Games by 14 athletes, the largest number to compete since Jordan first participated at the 1980 Moscow Games.
It will also be the first time that Jordan is represented in eight different sports, namely Equestrian, Boxing, Taekwondo, Karate, Judo, Shooting, Athletics and Swimming.
Particularly impressive is the number of Jordanians - 10 - who have actually qualified through tough processes to book their place. This number is double the amount that qualified for London 2012 which was the previous record.
The Jordanian team participating in the Tokyo Olympics:
Ibrahim Bisharat - Equestrian - horse jumping
Muhammad Al-Wadi - Boxing - under 57kg
Ubadah Al Kasbah - Boxing - under 63kg
Ziad Ishaish - Boxing - under 69kg
Uday Al-Hindawi - Boxing - under 81kg
Hussein Ishaish - Boxing - under 91kg
Juliana Al-Sadiq - Taekwondo - under 67 kg
Saleh Al Sharbati - Taekwondo - under 80 kg
Abdul Rahman Al-Masatafa - Karate - under 67 kg
Asmaa Abu Rabie - Shooting - 10m air pistol
Younes Eyal Salman - Judo - under 73kg weight
Alia Bushnaq - Athletics - 400m
Talita Baqlah – Swimming 50m freestyle
Amr Alwir – Swimming 200 and 400m breaststroke