With Jordan’s team for the Olympic Games set to be announced on Tuesday, the Paralympic team has been unveiled today (Sunday) for Rio de Janeiro.
Ten athletes will compete in powerlifting, table tennis and athletics for the event which takes place nearly three weeks after the Olympics has finished from September 7-18.
The team was revealed under the patronage of HRH Prince Raad Bin Zaid, Jordan Paralympic Committee President (JPC), with Jordan Olympic Committee (JOC) Secretary General, Lana Al Jaghbeer, honoring the athletes.
Al Jaghbeer relayed the warm wishes of JOC President, HRH Prince Feisal Al Hussein, in front of other VIPs including HRH Prince Mirad Bin Raad; Ali Al Hadeed, JPC Vice President; and Jamal Al Dalahmeh, JPC Secretary General.
Former world champion and world record holder Mutaz Al Junaidi will be taking part in the powerlifting alongside Omar Qaradeh, Abdel Kareem Khattab, Haidarah Al Kawamleh, Jamil Al Shebli and Tharwah Al Hajjaj.
In table tennis, Maha Al Barghouthi, Khetam Awad and Osama Abu Jame' will all compete while Belal Sa'adeh will compete in athletics.
Team Jordan for the Rio Olympics, taking place from August 5-21 will be unveiled at the JOC on Tuesday afternoon.