Palestine, in the midst of war, sends 6 athletes to Paris Olympics

Palestinian athletes enter the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games opening ceremony

The Associated Press reported on the 2nd (Korean time), citing a Palestinian Olympic Committee official, that Palestine will send six athletes, including one woman, to the Paris Olympics.

Palestinian athletes will compete in boxing, judo, swimming, shooting and taekwondo, and there may be one more athlete added to the track and field event, the AP reported.

Only Omar Ismail, a taekwondo athlete, secured his Olympic spot on his own, while the rest of the athletes secured their tickets to Paris through the universal quota for each sport. 슬롯사이트

Universal quotas are wildcards given to lesser-known sports nations to allow athletes from other countries to compete in the Olympics even if they do not meet the Olympic qualification criteria.

Since war broke out between Israel and the Palestinian militant group Hamas in October last year, more than 300 Palestinian athletes, coaches, referees and other sports workers have lost their lives.

Palestine has competed since the 1996 Atlanta Olympics, and 26 athletes have represented Palestine on the Olympic stage. 카지노사이트

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