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Support for eight potential Olympians acquired

By JT - Oct 19,2017 - Last updated at Oct 19,2017

AMMAN — Eight Jordanian athletes with the potential of qualifying for the next Olympic Games in Tokyo 2020 have received a huge boost with financial backing from Olympic Solidarity.

Bashar Al Najjar and Aseel Al Nu’aimi (karate), Saleh Sharbati and Bana Daraghmeh (taekwondo), Hussein Ishaish and Obadah Al Kesbeh (boxing), Lawrence Fanous (triathlon) and Tamara Armoush (athletics) will all have their Olympic qualification programmes supported by the fund which is managed by the International Olympic Committee.

Ishaish, Al Kesbeh and Fanous all represented Jordan at the last Olympics, but the rest will be looking to book their first places in the games. The athletes were delivered the news during a meeting at the Jordan Olympic Committee where Secretary General Nasser Majali congratulated them before urging them to do their best and make Jordan proud.

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