Younes Salman Jordan’s 11th Tokyo Olympian

National judo athlete Younes Eyal Salman. (Photo: JOC)
National judo athlete Younes Eyal Salman. (Photo: JOC)
AMMAN –  National judo team athlete Younes Eyal Salman has become the 11th Jordanian to qualify for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, slated for July 23.اضافة اعلان

Salman earned the Asian qualifying spot for the under 73kg weight class, marking the second time in a row that a Jordanian judoka qualifies for the Olympic Games, following Ibrahim Khalaf's appearance in the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics.

Younis Eyal Salman became the 11th Jordanian player to qualify for the upcoming Olympic Games, following Hussain and Ziad Ishaish, Obadah Al-Kasbah, Muhammad Al-Wadi, Uday Al-Hindawi (boxing), Juliana Al-Sadeq and Saleh Al-Sharbati (taekwondo), Ibrahim Bisharat (equestrian sports), Abdul Rahman Al-Mustafa (karate), Asma Abu Rabie (shooting), which is the largest number of qualifiers in the history of Jordanian participation in the Olympic Games.

In remarks to the Jordan Olympic Committee's (JOC) official website, Salman expressed his pride in representing Jordan in the forthcoming Olympic Games, stating that he will do his best to be fully prepared for the next Olympics.

Director of the Public Security Department (PSD) Hussein Al-Hawatmeh, congratulated Salman on qualifying for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, pointing out the significance of the achievement and praising his hard work and diligence.

"The PSD works in partnership with all national institutions to empower young people and create opportunities by refining their skills, honing their talents, and establishing an environment that would allow them to excel in all fields," Hawatmeh said.

He thanked the JOC, led by HRH Prince Feisal and the Jordan Judo Federation for their efforts in preparing, equipping, and improving the performance of Jordan’s athletes,  adding that the department will continue to cooperate with the JOC and the Kingdom’s various federations.

Read more Sports