Jordanian Star Fatima El-Elimat Triumphs at 2024 ITTF Al-Watani Para Open

The 2024 ITTF Al-Watani Para Open, held in the Jordanian capital city of Amman, witnessed a remarkable performance by the host nation’s Fatima El-Elimat. Just under a year after securing two titles at the previous edition of the tournament in June 2023, El-Elimat went one better this time around, emerging as the most successful player with a full house of three titles.

The three-day event, which concluded on Monday, April 22nd, saw El-Elimat claim victory in the:

  • Women’s singles class 4
  • Mixed doubles class 7-10 (partnering compatriot Osama Abu Jame)
  • Women’s doubles class 5-10 (alongside India’s Ushabahen Rathod).

In the 2023 edition, El-Elimat had won the women’s singles class 4-5 and the mixed doubles class 7 with Osama Abu Jame. Her consistent performances and impressive all-around display at this year’s tournament have cemented her status as one of the rising stars in the world of para table tennis.

Alongside El-Elimat’s success, several other players also emerged as multiple champions at the 2024 ITTF Al-Watani Para Open. Osama Abu Jame, Sunnatillo Murodulaev, Muntadher Al-Sarraji, and Dinesh Pitiyage all secured two titles each, showcasing the depth of talent on display.

The tournament witnessed a strong showing from Iraqi players as well, with:

  • Rasool Al-Mayyah winning the men’s singles class 2-3
  • Hadeel Al-Waeli prevailing in class 1-3
  • Abdul Rahman Shafeeq and Najlah Al-Dayyeni triumphing in the mixed doubles class 17-20.

As the curtain falls on the 2024 ITTF Al-Watani Para Open, attention now shifts to the ITTF Montenegro Para Championships 2024, which will commence on Wednesday, May 1st, in Podgorica. Table tennis enthusiasts eagerly await the next chapter in the thrilling journey of para table tennis.

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