Jordan at the Olympics

Jordan at the
Olympics
Flag of Jordan.svg
IOC codeJOR
NOCJordan Olympic Committee
Websitewww.joc.jo (in English and Arabic)
Medals
Ranked 105th
Gold
1
Silver
1
Bronze
1
Total
3
Summer appearances

Jordan first participated at the Olympic Games in 1980, and has sent athletes to compete in every Summer Olympic Games since then. The nation has never participated in the Winter Olympic Games, however at the 1992 Albertville Olympics 43-year-old Mohamed Hadid competed for Jordan in the demonstration sport of speed skiing.[1]

Jordan won its first official ever medal at the Olympic Games at Rio de Janeiro in 2016, when Ahmad Abughaush won gold in the Men's 68 kg tournament in Taekwondo. Jordan won its second official medal at the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo with yet another taekwondo achievement as Saleh Al-Sharabaty won a silver medal in the 80 kg category.

Samer Kamal and Ihsan Abu-Sheikha won two bronze medals in Taekwondo at the 1988 Summer Olympics at Seoul, South Korea when Taekwondo was just introduced into the Olympic Games; however, it was introduced only as a demonstration sport and therefore, are not official medals.

The National Olympic Committee for Jordan was created in 1957 and recognized by the International Olympic Committee in 1963.

The Jordan Olympic Committee is now headed by Prince Faisal Bin Al Hussein.

Medal tables

Medals by Summer Games

Games Athletes Gold Silver Bronze Total Rank
Soviet Union 1980 Moscow 4 0 0 0 0 -
United States 1984 Los Angeles 5 0 0 0 0 -
South Korea 1988 Seoul 3 0 0 0 0 -
Spain 1992 Barcelona 5 0 0 0 0 -
United States 1996 Atlanta 5 0 0 0 0 -
Australia 2000 Sydney 6 0 0 0 0 -
Greece 2004 Athens 5 0 0 0 0 -
China 2008 Beijing 6 0 0 0 0 -
United Kingdom 2012 London 9 0 0 0 0 -
Brazil 2016 Rio de Janeiro 8 1 0 0 1 54
Japan 2020 Tokyo 14 0 1 1 2 74
France 2024 Paris future event
United States 2028 Los Angeles
Australia 2032 Brisbane
Total 1 1 1 3 105

Medals by sport

SportGoldSilverBronzeTotal
Taekwondo1102
Karate0011
Totals (2 entries)1113

List of medalists

Medal Name Games Sport Event
 Gold Ahmad Abu-Ghaush Brazil 2016 Rio de Janeiro Taekwondo pictogram.svg Taekwondo Men's 68 kg
 Silver Saleh Al-Sharabaty Japan 2020 Tokyo Taekwondo pictogram.svg Taekwondo Men's 80 kg
 Bronze Abdelrahman Al-Masatfa Japan 2020 Tokyo Karate pictogram.svg Karate Men's 67 kg

See also

References

  1. ^ Janofsky, Michael (December 20, 1991). "Olympics; Construction Was Slow, So . . ". The New York Times. Retrieved January 10, 2016. While it would have been ideal to ski for the United States, his adoptive country, he knew that making its Olympic team would be virtually impossible. Instead, taking advantage of his dual citizenship, he petitioned the Jordan Olympic Committee, and Jordanian officials approved.

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