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Three Jordanian powerlifters seal 2021 Paralympics spots

Jordanian powerlifter, Abdul Karim Khattab. (Photo: Jordan Olympic Committee)
Jordanian powerlifter, Abdul Karim Khattab. (Photo: Jordan Olympic Committee)
AMMAN – Jordanian Paralympic powerlifter, Abdul Karim Khattab, set the world record twice in the 88kg weight class, lifting 237 kg, and 240 kg on his second attempt at the Fazza International Weightlifting Championships for Persons with Disabilities.اضافة اعلان

In the event that took place yesterday (Monday) at the Dubai Club Hall for People of Determination, Khattab broke the world record, won the gold medal, and snatched the official qualification card for the 2020 Tokyo Paralympics. The tournament was held under stringent health measures, with no festivities or audience, and was attended by athletes from 54 countries.

In addition to Khattab, Jordanians Omar Qarada (49kg weight class) and Tharwat Al-Hajjaj (86kg weight class) also qualified for the 2020 Tokyo Paralympics.

Amer Al-Shaar, head of the Jordanian delegation to Dubai, expressed his delight and pride in the athletes’ achievements in the competition, emphasizing, in statements to the Jordan Olympic Committee’s (JOC) website, his confidence in the team’s ability to win several medals at the main event.

Leading the Paralympic team, Amer Al-Shaar, is a member and chairman of the committee’s board of directors, Daoud Shehadeh, Ahmed Hiasat (sports therapist), Issa Hilal (coach), Ahmed Abu Al-Rub (assistant coach), and five weightlifters: Omar Qaradah, 49kg, Muhammad Tarbash, 65kg, Abdul Karim Khattab, 88kg, Moataz Al-Juneidi, 97kg, and Jamil al-Shibli for more than 107kg category, in addition to the two powerlifters, Asmaa Issa 79kg, and Tharwa Al- Hajjaj 86kg.

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