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Kingdom’s Mulaifi off to Youth Olympics

By JT - Sep 02,2018 - Last updated at Sep 02,2018

AMMAN — Long distance runner Abdullah Al Mulaifi will compete at the Youth Olympic Games in Buenos Aires, Argentina, from October 6-18, according to the Jordan Olympic Committee News Service.

The youngster clocked impressive times at the Asian qualifiers held in Bangkok, Thailand, in July and received his official notification this week from the International Association of Athletics Federations, the sport’s governing body.

He will be joined in South America by Samer Jawhar in the 800m. This is the first time athletes have qualified for the Olympics, whether youth or senior, and it takes the number of Jordanians confirmed to an impressive 11.

The others booking their tickets are Rama Abu Al Rub, Natalie Al Humaidi and Zaid Mustafa (taekwondo), karate’s Abdullah Hammad, equestrian’s Sara Al Armouti, as well as four players for the 3x3 basketball team.

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