TALENT AND HARD WORK THE KEY TO SUCCESS
Sep 28, 2018
Jordan will be sending two middle distance runners as part of a record 12-member delegation competing at the Youth Olympic Games, which get underway in Buenos Aires, Argentina, next week. Samer Jawhar and Abdullah Al Mulaifi have burst into the sporting scene this year after qualifying at the Asian qualification event in July, and they are ready to become the first Jordanian runners to represent the Kingdom at the Games.
“It will be a big occasion for the boys but they are mentally and physically ready,” said coach, Khaled Hindawi. “They have got this far through hard work and determination so deserve their chance.”
Jawhar will compete in 800m while Mulaifi will compete in 3000m event. “The best is yet to come from them both so Buenos Aires represents an important stepping stone in their careers,” the coach added. Mulaifi will launch his campaign on October 11, while Jawhar will compete on October 13.
Jordan will send a strong team of 12 athletes including Equestrian’s Sara Al Armouti, Taekwondo’s Zaid Mustafa, Natalie Al Humaidi and Rama Abu Al Rub, Athletics’ Samer Jawhar and Abdullah Al Mulaifi, Karate Abdullah Hammad, Swimming’s Mohammad Al Bdour as well as four players from 3x3 Basketball who made history as the first team from Jordan to qualify to an Olympic event.