A New World Record for Syrian Player

The committee that observe the achievement of the Taekwondo player Mohamed Abdel Qader FaizouĀ  is contacting with the Guinness record to finish all the needed procedures, to include Faizou's name in its records.

The student in the second year of the Physical Education faculty was able to break the world record for the side pressure exercise recorded by the Archer Bush Aps, setting a new world record of 68 presses per minute that qualifies him to enter the Guinness Book of Records.

The referee accredited by the Guinness Book of Records, Esper Elias, explained to SANA that Faizou managed to break the previous record of 55 pressures indicating that the committee of the Guinness Book of Records has been contacted.

The Guinness World Committee will watch the video tape, the file of the attempt and all the supporting documents before making the final decision about adopting it as a valid attempt and registering the new record by the side-pressure exercise in the name of the Syrian, Elias added.

"The injuries I suffered in the sport of taekwondo prevented me from achieving my ambitions, but the success in breaking the world record by the side pressure exercise last month came as a result of will, determination, and continuous training, and it is an opportunity to achieve my dream by raising the name of Syria in international forums", Faizou said.

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