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Al Bdour wins silver to qualify to Youth Olympics

By JT - Sep 10,2017 - Last updated at Sep 10,2017

AMMAN — Jordan has heralded a new swimming super star who has qualified to the Youth Olympics after winning U17 silver at the Asian Age Group Championships taking place in Uzbekistan, the Jordan Olympic Committee News Service reported on Sunday. Mohammed Al Bdour finished second in the 100m freestyle in a time of 51.12 seconds to guarantee his place on the plane to Buenos Aires next summer.

Meanwhile, two-time Olympian Talita Baqleh won silver in the seniors 50m Butterfly after clocking 28.57. Teammate Amro Al Wir added a bronze medal for Jordan in the 200m breaststroke after finishing in 2:19.44, which is another new national record, after having finished third in the 100m breaststroke on Saturday after clocking a time of 1:05.13, which is a B time for the next Youth Olympic Games that will be held in Buenos Aires next year.

The 16 year old also broke his national record of 1:05.70 that he set at the World Championships in May. Meanwhile, Mohammad Al Bdour, Dara Al Bakri and Seif Khatieh also participated in events but could not make the top three.

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