22 Apr 2024

Full house for Jordan’s leading lady

Two titles just under one year ago when the tournament was held in June, at the 2024 ITTF Al-Watani Para Open staged once again in the Jordan capital city of Amman, the host nation’s Fatima El-Elimat went one better.

Play concluding after three days of action on Monday 22nd April, she emerged the most successful player in the tournament, a full house of three titles was the reward for her efforts.

In 2023 she had won women’s singles class 4-5 and mixed doubles class 7 partnering compatriot, Osama Abu Jame.

Now some 10 months later, she won women’s singles class 4, mixed doubles class 7-10 again partnering Osama Abu Jame, having earlier on the concluding day of play, secured the women’s doubles class 5-10 title in harness with India’s Ushabahen Rathod.

A successful venture for Fatima El-Elimat; it was similar for Osama Abu Jane alongside Uzbekistan’s Sunnatillo Murodulaev, Iraq’s Muntadher Al-Sarraji and Sri Lanka’s Dinesh Pitiyage. All departed Amman with two titles in their collection.

Osama Abu Jame partnered Muntadher Al-Sarraji, the men’s singles class 4-5 winner, to men’s doubles class 8 gold; Sunnatillo Murodulaev and Dinesh Pitiyage combined to win men’s doubles class 14-18.

One day earlier, in the men’s singles events, Sunnatillo Murodulaev had struck gold in class 6-8, Dinesh Pitiyage had prevailed in class 9-10.

Success for Iraq in the guise of Muntadher Al-Sarraji, there was more; Rasool Al-Mayyah won men’s singles class 2-3, Hadeel Al-Waeli prevailed in class 1-3, Abdul Rahman Shafeeq and Najlah Al-Dayyeni prevailed in mixed doubles class 17-20.

Meanwhile, Ali Al-Saedi added to Iraq’s collection, he partnered Kuwait’s Munahi Bin Libdah to men’s doubles class 4 gold.

In the remaining events, Antreas Aravis from Cyprus won men’s singles class 1, India’s Baby Ravi secured the women’s singles class 6-10 title.

Play concluded in Amman attention turns to Podgorica, the ITTF Montenegro Para Championships 2024, a four day tournament, commences on Wednesday 1st May.

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