Ten athletes will be representing Jordan across three sports at the Tokyo 2020 Paralympics as the delegation looks to emulate the glory of their Olympic colleagues by bringing medals back home.
Getting underway today, the team arrived in Tokyo via a training camp in Turkey confident that they can secures places on the podium.
Jordan’s strong reputation in the world of Paralifting is proven by the inclusion of seven athletes including previous Olympic medal winners Moataz Al-Junaidi (97kg) and Omar Qarada (49kg).
Their Powerlifting teammates will be Muhammad Tarbash (65kg), Abdul Karim Khattab (88kg), Asmaa Issa (powerlifting 79kg), Jamil Al-Shibli (+107kg) and Tharwat Al-Hajjaj (86kg).
Two players, Faten Alimat (WS4 category) and Khitam Abu Awad (WS5), will be competing in Table Tennis, while Ahmad Hindi will compete in the Shot Putt and also carry the Jordanian flag at the opening ceremony.
Alimat and Abu Awad will be the first Jordanians in action on Wednesday.
Jordan won three medals at the last edition held in Rio de Janeiro, and has won a total of 14 medals from Paralympic participation.
The Games will welcome 4,500 athletes representing 163 countries as well as a Refugee team. The event will run until September 5 and feature 23 sports.
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