4th Asian Para Games to kick off, featuring Jordanian athletes

4th Asian Para Games to kick off, featuring Jordanian athletes
(Photo: 4th Asian Para Games)
AMMAN — The fourth edition of the Asian Para Games is set to kick off on Sunday at Hangzhou Olympic Stadium, hosted by the Chinese city of Hangzhou from October 22 to 28. The Jordanian Paralympic Committee is participating with a delegation comprising 16 athletes competing in four sports: weightlifting, goalball, athletics, and table tennis.اضافة اعلان

Abdul Kareem Khattab and Tharwat Al-Hajjaj, the Jordanian Paralympic weightlifters, will proudly carry the Jordanian flag during the opening ceremony. Before the official opening of the games, Jameel Al-Shibli, the Paralympic weightlifting champion, had the honor of participating in carrying the Asian Para Games torch, Al Mamlaka TV reported.

Jordan's participation in the Hangzhou Asian Para Games starts with the table tennis players Osama Abu Jamea and Faten Alimatt, who will compete in the singles events for the third and fourth categories, respectively.

The Jordanian Paralympic Committee is making its fourth appearance in the Asian Para Games, having earned a total of 17 medals in the previous three editions, including five gold, six silver, and six bronze medals.

Jordan's journey in the Asian Para Games began with the first edition hosted by Hangzhou, China, in 2014, where they won five medals, including three gold and two bronze. In the second edition held in Incheon, South Korea, Jordan secured nine medals, including one gold, four silver, and four bronze. In the last edition in Jakarta, Indonesia, in 2018, the Jordanian delegation clinched three medals, including one gold and two silver.

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