Jordan’s rising triathlon star Yazid Khorma has finished third in the competitive ETU Triathlon European Cup’s 20-29 age group Sprint event.
Held in Alanya, Turkey, Khorma finished behind two Turkish athletes while teammate Kareem Othman, 18, finished a respectable 10th in the full junior category, a position he could have bettered if it wasn’t for a crash on the bike section.
“This event provided excellent experience for our athletes who are able to compare their level to some of the best in Europe for their age,” said coach, Suleiman Al Zboun.
Teams from 38 countries took part with 600 athletes across a number of age categories.
Triathlon has enjoyed a high profile year in Jordan after Lawrence Fanous became the first Jordanian triathlete to compete at an Olympic Games.