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Jordan celebrates achievements of its Paralympians

By JT - Dec 13,2014 - Last updated at Dec 13,2014

AMMAN — The Jordan Olympic Committee (JOC) joined the Jordan Paralympic Federation in celebrating the incredible achievements of medal winners at the recent Asian Paralympic Games held in Incheon, South Korea, according to a statement from the JOC Media Centre.

Jordan returned from the major multi-sport event with nine medals, four more than they achieved in 2010 in Guangzhou, China.

The Kingdom picked up one gold, four silver and four bronze medals to make it their most successful Asian Games to date, and the athletes were congratulated on Thursday by federation’s President HRH Prince Raad Bin Zeid, HH Prince Mired and JOC Secretary General Lana Al Jaghbeer at a special ceremony.

“I am proud of the achievements of these talented athletes,” Prince Raad was quoted in the statement as saying. “The standard of competition was very high in Korea but these athletes proved to be up to the challenge.”

Asian Paralympic medal winners:

Gold 

Abdul Kareem Khatab (weightlifting) 

Silver

Muataz Al Junaidi (weightlifting)

Tharwa Al Hajjaj (weightlifting)

Osama Abu Jame (table tennis)

Bronze

Amer Abdul Azziz (shot put)

Mahar Al Barghouti (table tennis)

Khitam Abu Awad (table tennis)

Team Jordan — Khitam Abu Awad, Fatima Al Azzam, Fatin Olaimat (table tennis)

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