Syrian Referee Obeid participates in Open Paris Karate

Syrian international referee Amjad Obaid participated in the Open Paris Karate Championship (World League), which was held in Paris, France.

The Syrian referee Obaid said that all matches in the tournament were strong with above standard and high performance players because the tournament came at the beginning of the high season and before the Olympic Games in Tokyo next June.

The tournament used new kata rules. Seven referees sit around the table. Each referee puts the evaluation points (70% technical performance, 30% sports performance). Then they take the average, Obaid added.

It is to be mentioned that the referee Amjad Obaid was born in 1976, holds a degree in economics from the University of Damascus, the international medal of arbitration and the Asian international medal in 2013. He is the 4th Syrian referee who holds the international medal. Besides, he holds the 4th Dan Black Belt and he participated as a referee in many international championships (Open American championship in Las Vegas, World Championship in Indonesia).

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Al-Najjar achieves good results in Asian Weightlifting Championship

Syria’s Al Wathba Club player Muayyad Al Najjar won two bronze and silver medals in the Asian Youth and Junior Weightlifting Championship, which was held in Uzbekistan.

Al Najjar (above 109 kg) won a silver medal in (snatch) and the group’s bronze medal.

It is to be mentioned that Al-Najjar was born in 2000 and last year, he won 3 gold medals in the Arab weight-lifting Championship in Jordan in (youth and men category).

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Syria’s men basketball beats KSA team In Asian Championship

The Syrian men's basketball team beat KSA team by 75-70 points in its second match within the first round of the qualifying rounds for the Asian Championship (Bangalore, India next year) which is currently held in Al-Jawhara Hall in Jeddah.

It is to be mentioned that Syria lost to Iran in the opening match (94-48 points).

Our team plays in the 5th group that also includes Iran and Qatar.

The first round is divided into six groups (4 teams in each group). Two teams from each group qualify directly to the Asian Championship.

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Syrian World Swimmer Firas Mualla is Head of the General Sports Federation

World Swimmer Firas Mualla was elected as Head of the General Sports Federation and the Syrian Olympic Committee in the tenth public conference of the General Sports Federation, which was held yesterday.

It is to be mentioned that Firas Mualla won many international championships in swimming. He also worked as Chairman of the Executive Committee in Damascus, member of the Executive Bureau of the General Sports Federation, member of the Syrian Olympic Committee, Debuty Head of the General Sports Federation, Vice President of the Syrian Olympic Committee, Secretary General of the Syrian Olympic Committee and Head of the Swimming Federation.

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Syria wins nine medals at Asian Weightlifting Championship

 The Syrian weightlifting team won 9 medals in the Asian Weightlifting Championship which is currently held in the Uzbek capital, Tashkent.

 Weightlifter Mary Jughaili (young women cat) harvested 3 silver medals while weightlifter Mirna Hassan (juniors, young women cat) gained 6 bronze medals.

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