Jordan’s swimming sensation Khader Baqleh has set two new national records in the pool to show that he is in great form ahead of this summer’s Rio Olympic Games.
The 17-year-old has already reached the B qualification time for Rio de Janeiro which is expected to confirm his spot in Team Jordan for the 200m freestyle, but he is coming very close to reaching the 100m B time also.
Khader lowered his records for both distances at the recent Arab Championships held in Dubai, a gala where Jordan won 21 age category medals in total.
He cut his best time in the 100m from 50.93 seconds to 50.79, with the B qualifying time being 50.70. Meanwhile in the 200m, the Black Iris Young Achiever (male) winner of 2015 saw his 200m time cut from 1:51.64 to 1:50.79, almost a second under the B time mark of 1:51.75.