Winner of the 2009 and 2010 King Abdullah II Award for Excellence announced its support of the Jordan International Paralympic Powerlifting Qualifying Championship for the London Olympic Games 2012. The Championship will be held between the 20th and the 27th July 2011, under the patronage of HRH Prince Raed Bin Zaid, President of the Jordan Paralympic Committee, at the Committee’s headquarters in Arjan.
The Championship will host participants from 12 countries including: Iraq, Syria, Saudi Arabia, Japan, Iran, Turkmenistan, Georgia, India, the UAE, Tajikistan, Britain, Argentina, and Jordan.
Sufian Al Salman, PepsiCo East Med and Africa HR Director, said that the Company’s support to the Championship corresponds with PepsiCo-Jordan’s aim to advance paralympic sports in the Kingdom, and aid national efforts geared towards empowering young athletes with special needs to leave their imprint in the history of Jordanian sports, particularly during regional and international events.
It is worth noting that since 2008, PepsiCo-Jordan has been the official sponsor of Jordan’s Paralympic Champion for Men's Weight Lifting, Mutaz Juneidi.