BANGKOK 1998 – THE YEAR KUTKUT MADE HISTORY
Aug 04, 2018
As part of the Jordan Olympic Committee’s look back at previous Asian Games, we travel to the 13th Games in Bangkok which were history making for Jordan in 1998.
The event welcomed a record 6,000 athletes representing 41 nations with 36 sports held over 13 days.
Jordan sent a delegation of 38 athletes who competed in 11 sports including Taekwondo, Shooting, Bowling, Boxing, Weightlifting, Squash, Judo, Karate, Swimming, Gymnastics and Athletics.
Jordan won five medals, with Taekwondo star Alaa Kutkut making history by becoming our first female to win an Asian Games medal with her Silver.
Taekwondo also won two silver medals through Hussein Al Talha and Ibrahim Okail, with a bronze picked up by Mohammad Al Fararjah.
Boxer Mohammad Abu Khadejah added a bronze. Jordan finished 25th on the medal table.