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Public voting for athletes gets under way

By JT - Jan 22,2015 - Last updated at Jan 22,2015

AMMAN — Voting for the Black Iris Sports Awards winners got under way on Thursday with the first category going to public voting, according to a statement from the Jordan Olympic Committee (JOC) News Service.

The first shortlist of three athletes are posted on the JOC Facebook page for the public to decide who should win the Best Sportsman Award. For the next five days, sports fans can choose their favourite award by simply liking the picture of the sportsman they feel should win.

They can also vote on www.joc.jo. Voting for the other categories will take place next week. Best Sportsman shortlist: Abdel Rahman Al Masatfeh (Karate): Silver at Asian Games, Odai Al Hindawi (Boxing): Silver at the Asian Games and Mohammad Salameh (Muay Thai): Bronze at Asian Beach Games, Gold in Arab Championship.

The other Black Iris Awards categories are: Best Sportswoman, Best Young Achiever – Male; Best Young Achiever – Female and Best Paralympic Athlete. The winners of all the categories will be announced at a gala dinner in February.

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