Jordan’s first qualifier to this summer’s Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro has received a financial reward from the Jordan Olympic Committee for his achievement.
21-year-old boxer, Hussein Ishaish, became an instant national hero when he won the Olympic Box-off at the Asian and Oceania qualifiers at the weekend to book his spot in this summer’s Super Heavyweight category.
And as a result he was a guest at the Jordan Olympic Committee today where he was congratulated by Lana Al Jaghbeer, Secretary General, who also rewarded the technical manager and two coaches for their efforts.
The financial rewards are part of the JOC strategy to recognise and encourage achievements in elite sport and the leading sport organisation in Jordan has already allocated considerable funds towards helping 19 athletes from seven sports to try and achieve their Olympic dream.
They include: Boxing: Mohammad Abu Jajeh, Mohammad Al Wadi, Obadah Al Kisbeh, Ahmad Al Matbouli, Odai Al Hindwai, Hussein Ishaish, Ehab Al Matbouli, Taekwondo; Ahmad Abu Ghoush, Anas Al Adarbeh, Juliana Al Sadeq, Bana Daraghmeh,Judo: Mohammad Khalaf,Equaistrian: Ibrahim Besharat, Traithlon: Laurence Fanous, Swinning: Khader Baqleh, Talita Baqleh, Table Tennis: Sewar Abu Yaman and Taima Abu Yaman.
"We congratulate Hussein Ishaish on his qualification and we wish his teammates and the federation all the best for their final chance to qualify at the world qualifications next month."“The JOC has worked closely with out national federations over the past two years to prepare as many athletes as possible to try and qualify and over the coming weeks we have a number that will be trying and we wish them all well."