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Jordan launch campaign at Paralympics

By JT - Aug 26,2021 - Last updated at Aug 26,2021

AMMAN — Jordan’s participation at the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games is under way, and it was a decent start for the 10-strong delegation, according to the Jordan Olympic Committee Media Service.

In table tennis, the experienced, Khetam Abu Awad, 46, was in scintillating form as she brushed aside Panwas Springam, of Thailand, 3-0. She will next meet Caroline Tabib in Group B on Thursday looking strong to advance to the knock-out phase.

Teammate, Faten Elelimat lost her first match in Group D to one of the favourites for gold, Xiaodan Gu, of China. The 27-year-old lost 3-0, but will hoping to bounce back when she plays Joyce de Oliveira on Thursday.

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