THREE MEDALS END A SUMMER TO REMEMBER
Sep 18, 2016
Jordan’s Paralympians have completed a sporting summer to remember after finishing the Rio Paralympic Games with three medals.
Two silvers and a bronze ensured that 30% of the 10-member delegation returned home with something, and it came just three weeks after Ahmad Abu Ghaush secured an historic first gold for Jordan at the Olympic Games held in the same city.
The medals all came in powerlifting courtesy of Omar Qarada in the 49kg, Jamil Al Shebli in the +107kg and Tharwah Al Hajaj in the women’s 86kg category.
The medals are the result of considerable hard work from the Jordan Paralympic Committee following a disappointing London Olympics where they returned home empty handed in 2012.
The Paralympics ends on Sunday night with the closing ceremony.
he team is due to return back to a hero's welcome in Amman on Thursday night