The Jordan Olympic Committee (JOC) has honored Sami Al Safarini who has made an incredible impression on the world of chess during 2016.
Al Safarini took silver at the World Chess Olympiad in Azerbaijan in September, the biggest success from a Jordanian in the sport.
He was welcomed to the JOC by secretary general, Nasser Majali, who presented a financial award to Al Safarini in recognition of his achievement.
"The JOC presents awards to our achieving athletes to encourage them to continue to perform well on the international stage, so it is an honour to be able to reciognise Sami in this way also,” said Majali.
“He has had a wonderful year and we look forward to supporting him, and other athletes, to achieve more success in 2017.”