OLYMPIAN BAQLAH MAKES RECORD BREAKING RETURN TO POOL
Aug 30, 2016
Olympic hero Khader Baqlah has made a record breaking return to the pool by setting four new Jordan records in the Jordan Clubs Championships over the weekend.
The 17-year-old became a huge hit in the recent Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro after smashing the Jordan record in the 200m freestyle.
And he has wasted no time in re-producing his form on the domestic scene, breaking the Jordan records for the 100m butterfly by nearly two seconds; the 200m individual medley by over a second-and-a-half; the 200m butterfly and finally the 50m freestyle record that was set by former Olympian Kareem Ennab.
Another record was broken during the championships by Omar Al Wer who set a new time in the 200m breaststroke of 2:30.43, breaking the previous mark of 2:30.93 set by Mohammad Al Hudhud.
The overall championship was won by Al Orthodoxy while Al Hussein Youth City was second, Al Hassan City was third, Al Orthodox Al Fuhais was fourth with Al Aqsa in fifth.
Al Orthodoxy also won the male and female categories with Al Hussein Youth City in second.