The first Jordanian to officially qualify to this summer’s Rio Olympic Games has dedicated his achievement to His Majesty King Abdullah II and to all Jordanians.
Hussein Ishaiash became a national hero on the weekend by winning his Olympic box-off at the Asia and Oceania qualifiers to book a spot in the super heavyweight competition.\
He was mobbed at Queen Alia International Airport by hundreds of well wishers as well as officials from the Jordan Boxing Federation and Jordan Olympic Committee on his return from China.
"I dedicate my qualification to HM King Abdullah II, to all Jordanian people, as well as to my Federation and the JOC with its President HRH Prince Feisal Al Hussein,” said the 23-year-old.
Hussein paid tribute to all those who have helped him and gave thanks to his Algerian coach Izzeldin Akoun who believes that more boxers could qualify through the final chance in Azerbaijan next month.