Jordan’s record haul of 13 medals at the 2016 Asian Beach Games has been recognised by the Jordan Olympic Committee (JOC) who have honoured the successful athletes and coaches.
JOC Secretary General Nasser Majali welcomed the athletes from the sports of ju jitsu and muay thai along with Dr. Basil Al Shaer, Kick Boxing Federation President and Dr. Nabeil Shamrouk, the CDM of Asian Beacg Games delegation.
Under the directives of its President, HRH Prince Feisal Al Hussein, the JOC presents financial rewards to athletes that achieve on the international stage and rewards are also paid to their coaches in recognition of the work that they do behind the scenes.
"It is an honour to welcome these athletes and coaches to the Jordan Olympic Committee and present these rewards which they have all worked so hard for,” said Majali. “On behalf of our President, HRH Prince Feisal Al Hussein, and our entire sporting family I congratulate them all and urge them to carry on making us proud in raising the Jordan flag at international events across the world.”
Jordan finished the event held in Danang, Vietnam as the highest placed Arab country in seventh position overall on the medals table, their highest position in the history of the Games.
Awards were presented to:
Lama Qubbaj, 28: gold in +70kg and open weight –ju jitsu
Rana Qubbaj, 32: gold in -70kg and bronze in the open weight –ju jitsu
Haidar Rashid, 23: gold in 85kg and bronze in the open weight –ju jitsu
Basil Fanous, 25: Silver in -94kg and bronze in the open weight –ju jitsu
Ruba Al Saeyegh, 32: silver in 62kg –ju jitsu
Hamzeh Rashid, 21: silver in 77kg –ju jitsu
Mohammad Bilbeisi, 27: bronze in 85kg –ju jitsu
Abdel Kareem Rashid, 24: bronze in -77kg –ju jitsu
Mohammad Salameh, 24: silver in 81kg – muay thai
Khalid Zaqzuq, Muay thai Coach