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Team Jordan ready for Indonesia

By JT - Jul 10,2018 - Last updated at Jul 10,2018

AMMAN — Jordan have announced a top-class team to compete at the 18th Asian Games taking place in Indonesia from August 18-September 3, according to the Jordan Olympic Committee (JOC) News Service.

An impressive delegation of 36 athletes will compete in taekwondo, ju-jitsu, karate, athletics, judo, swimming, boxing and 3x3 basketball, along with Team Jordan’s Chef de Mission Tayseer Al Mansi.

A bridge team will also be participating after the sport was included on the games schedule. “A large number of athletes have been mentored and evaluated over several months through our Olympic Preparation Programme (OPP) and in close co-operation with our National Sports Federations,” JOC Secretary General Nasser Majali said.

“It means that we can send a very competitive team of athletes to participate.” The announcement was made on the sidelines of the Kingdom’s Olympic Day celebrations and was attended by Haider Firman, from the Olympic Council of Asia, and Ratna Arsana, media relations officer from the Asian Games Organising Committee.

Indonesia will welcome over 10,000 athletes to compete in 45 sports, with 462 individual events to be held. This will be the eighth time that Jordan have competed in the Asian Games, following their first participation in Seoul in 1986.

The team have won a total of 33 medals since, including three gold, 15 silver and 15 bronze.

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