Aliya Boshnak to represent Jordan at the Olympics

Jordanian runner, Aliya Boshnak. (Photo: Jordan Olympic Committee)
AMMAN — National athletics player, Aliya Boshnak has been selected to partake in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, scheduled between July 23 and August 8.اضافة اعلان

Jordan will participate in this year’s summer Olympics through a “quota” system, put in place as part of COVID-19 as part of extensive health precautions, which allows for the nomination of the athletes who are deemed to be the most prepared or qualified to enter the international event.

“We are going step by step with Boshnak’s preparation plan, despite obstacles and the lack of local and international competitions. We are intensifying training and individual training, which have confirmed she is ready and has largely maintained her performance,” national athletics coach, Hussein Fiddhi, told Jordan News.

“I have recently spoken to federation president, Saad Hiasat, and assured him that Boshnak needs to engage in international events and to attend a training camp ahead of the Olympics. We have agreed on a good preparation plan for the athlete and that we have had to go back to square one due to the absence of real tournaments due to COVID-inspired restrictions,” Fiddhi added.  

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