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Jordan reveals Paralympic team

By JT - Jul 24,2016 - Last updated at Jul 24,2016

AMMAN — The Jordanian Paralympic team was unveiled on Sunday for Rio de Janeiro, according to the Jordan Olympic Committee (JOC) News Service. Ten athletes will compete in powerlifting, table tennis and athletics for the event which takes place nearly three weeks after the Olympics has finished from September 7-18.

The team was revealed under the patronage of HRH Prince Raad Bin Zaid, Jordan Paralympic Committee President (JPC), with JOC Secretary General Lana Al Jaghbeer honouring the athletes. Jaghbeer relayed the warm wishes of JOC President HRH Prince Feisal.

Former world champion and world record holder Mutaz Al Junaidi will be taking part in the powerlifting alongside Omar Qaradeh, Abdel Kareem Khattab, Haidarah Al Kawamleh, Jamil Al Shebli and Tharwah Al Hajjaj. In table tennis, Maha Al Barghouthi, Khetam Awad and Osama Abu Jame will all compete while Belal Sa’adeh will compete in athletics.

Team Jordan for the Rio Olympics, taking place from August 5-21, will be unveiled at the JOC on Tuesday afternoon.

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