Jordan at the Paralympics

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Jordan at the Paralympic Games

Flag of Jordan
IPC code  JOR
NPC Jordan Paralympic Committee
Paralympic history
Summer Games

Jordan first participated at the Paralympic Games in 1984, and has sent athletes to compete in every Summer Paralympic Games since then, with the exception of the 1992 summer games. The nation has never participated in the Winter Paralympic Games. Jordan has won eight Paralympic medals. The first, a silver, was won by Imad Gharbawi in the 1996 Atlanta games. In 2000, the country took its first gold medal when Maha Bargouthi won the women's singles table tennis competition. Two more medals were won at the 2004 Paralympics, a silver in shot put by Jamil Elshebli and a bronze in table tennis by the three-member women's team (Maha Bargouthi, Khetam Abuawad, and Fatmeh Al-Azzam).[1] In the 2008 Beijing games Jordanian Paralympians won four more medals, two silvers in athletics (Jamil Elshebli) and powerlifting (Omar Qarada), and two bronze medials in powerlifting (Mu'taz Aljuneidi) and table tennis (once again by the three-member women's team Maha Bargouthi, Khetam Abuawad, and Fatmeh Al-Azzam. A team of 12 athletes will compete in the 2012 event in London.[2][3]

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