POSTED: March 26th 2015
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Black Iris winners receive praise from HRH Prince Feisal

Black Iris Award Winners (L-R) Abdel Rahman Al Masatfeh, Obadah Al Kisbeh, HRH Prince Feisal Al Hussein, Moutaz Al Juniadi, Eman al Adayleh and Rana Qubbaj © JOC
Black Iris Award Winners (L-R) Abdel Rahman Al Masatfeh, Obadah Al Kisbeh, HRH Prince Feisal Al Hussein, Moutaz Al Juniadi, Eman al Adayleh and Rana Qubbaj © JOC

MARISSA FLANDERS / Sports Features Communications

(SFC) Jordan's premier athletes were honored at the annual Black Iris Awards by the Jordan Olympic Committee (JOC). During this glorious night, the Jordanian sporting community, and the tributes, were led by HRH Prince Feisal Al Hussein.

More than 125,000 votes were collected, which created great exposure for sport as a whole in Jordan, and their top athletes.

"On behalf of the Jordanian sporting family, I would like to congratulate the worthy winners of the Black Iris Awards," stated President of the JOC, HRH Prince Feisal.

He continued by saying, "Our athletes put in countless hours of training and dedicate their lives towards sport, and these awards allow us to recognize their achievements. They have all made Jordan very proud and I wish them, and all of our sportsmen and women, well as they continue their careers."

The award for the Best Sportsman went to Abdel Rahman Al Masatfeh, for his silver medal in Karate at the 2014 Asian Games.

Eman al Adayleh, who qualified for the Youth Olympic Games in taekwondo, won the Best Young Archiver (Female) Award. While Rana Qubbaj received the Best Sportswoman Award after winning gold at the World Jujistu Masters. 

The Best Young Achiever (Male) Award went to Obadah Al Kisbeh, for his bronze medal in boxing at the Asian Games.

Weightlifter Moutaz Al Juniadi was awarded the prestigious prize in the Best Paralympic Athlete category, for his silver medal achievement at the Paralympic Asian Games and a gold medal at the World Championships.

The nominees for this year's award ceremony were determined by the JOC, who teamed up with a panel of sport media figures, and the National Sporting Federations. Voting was posted on the JOC's official Facebook page and website. Fans could vote by liking the picture of the athlete of their choosing.

** MARISSA FLANDERS is a graduate of Saint Leo University with a Bachelor's Degree in Sport Business. She has over four years of writing experience and has a real passion for ice hockey following the Pittsburgh Penguins on her blog www.thepenshockeyshow.com.


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