JORDAN CELEBRATES ITS PARALYMPIANS
Dec 09, 2014
The Jordan Olympic Committee joined the Jordan Paralympic Committee in celebrating the incredible achievements of its medal winners at the recent Asian Paralympic Games held in Incheon, South Korea.
Jordan returned from the major multi-sport event with nine medals, four more than they achieved in 2010 in Guangzhou, China.
The Kingdom picked up one gold medal, four silver and four bronze to make it their most successful Asian Games to date, and the athletes were congratulated on Thursday by Federation President HRH Prince Raad bin Zaid, his son HRH Prince Mirad, and Jordan Olympic Committee secretary general Lana Al Jaghbeer at a special ceremony.
"I am proud of the achievements from these talented athletes,” said HRH Prince Raad. "The standard of competition was very high in Korea but these athletes proved to be up to the challenge.”
Athletes recognised were:
Abdul Kareem Khatab (weightlifting)
Amer Abdul Azziz (discuss)
Muataz Al Junaidi (weightlifting)
Tharwa Al Hajjaj (weighlifting)
Osama Abu Jame (table tennis)
Amer Abdul Azziz (shot put)
Mahar Al Barghouti (table tennis)
Khitam Abu Awad (table tennis)
Team Jordan - Khitam Abu Awad, Fatima Al Azzam, Fatin Olaimat (Table Tennis)