POWERLIFTERS WIN FIVE MEDALS
Feb 23, 2016
Jordan’s Paralympic Games hopefuls appear to be in fine form after picking up five medals from the Fazza’ 7th International Championships held in Dubai.
Omar Qaradeh won gold in the 49kg after lifting an incredible 176kg; Mohammad Torbosh won silver in the 59kg after lifting 171kg; Tharwah Al Hajjaj won silver in the 86kg by lifting 119kg; Abdel Kareem Khattab won bronze in the 72kg lifting 210 kg; and Jamil Al Shebli won bronze in the 107kg after lifting 220kg.
Meanwhile, World Record holder Mutaz Al Junaidi used the tournament to show he is back and fit to compete after some time out with a back injury. He didn’t pick up a medal but his 150kg lift showed he is on the right track to Rio this summer.
The tournament attracted 204 athletes from 42 countries.