PARALYMPIC HEROES HONOURED
Dec 13, 2016
The Jordan Olympic Committee (JOC) joined the Jordan Paralympic Committee (JPC) in honouring the three medal winners from this summer’s Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.
In a ceremony attended by HRH Prince Ra’ad Bin Zaid, President of the JPC, HRH Prince Mired Bin Ra’ad, President of the Higher Council for Affairs for Persons with Disabilities (HCD), and Mr. Nasser Majali, Secretary General of the JOC, the medallists were recognised for contributing to Jordan’s best ever Paralympic Games.
Silver medals were won in powerlifting by Omar Qaradeh and Tharwat Al Hajjaj while Jamil Shebli took bronze, also in powerlifting.
“I would like to thank HRH Prince Feisal Al Hussein (JOC President) for the support he has given to us in helping these athletes to achieve,” said HRH Prince Ra’ad.
"We are proud of what they did in Rio, and we are already looking ahead four years to Tokyo so we are competing with a bigger delegation with new opportunities and sports being added here in Jordan.”
Mr. Majali praised the Paralympic delegation and their achievements, saying that under the direction of HRH Prince Feisal, the JOC will keep supporting the JPC athletes representing Jordan over the next four years.