Al-Soma among ’10 of the Best’ competing for Asian Cup 2019 UAE Top Scorer

Kuala Lumpur - The Syrian striker Omar al-Soma is among the ’10 of the Best’ competing for Asian Cup 2019 UAE Top Scorer scheduled to be held next January 5, 2019, SANA reported.

The list of top 10 players, announced on the website of the Asian Football Confederation (AFC ), included the Syrian football player al-Soma besides 9 other players.

The 29-year-old Al-Soma has achieved with Syria’s team remarkable results in the World Cup qualifiers where he scored decisive goals. Al Soma was the top scorer of the Saudi Al-Ahli Club for three consecutive season.

According to the-afc website, al-Soma will compete with UAE’s Ahmed Khalil, Iran’s Sardar Azmoun, DPRK’s Hwang Ui-Jo, Australia’s Martin Boyle, Japan’s Takumi Minamino, Jordan’s Hamza Al-Dardour, Thailand’s Teerasil Dangda, Philippines’ Philippe Yonghsband and Qatari Al-Moez Ali.

The UAE’s Ali Mabkhout was crowned as top scorer of the 2015 AFC Asian Cup in Australia.

Gold, bronze medals for Damascus team in 3rd Arab tournament of special sports

Beirut - Damascus team for special sports of the wheelchair basketball game won the bronze medal in the third Arab tournament currently held in the Lebanese city of Byblos, SANA reported.

The Damascus team beat its Lebanese counterpart  34/32, while the Iraqi team won the gold medal after defeating  Jordan 56/18 points.

Damascus team included players  Yazan Safia, Rami Mubarak, Laith Al-Mubaid, Ali Karem, Majed Al-Munajjid, Samer Sawan, Abdul-Aziz Sawan and Adel Al-Masri.

In the ping pong game Player of our team Khaled Mohieddin won the gold medal and the bronze one went to Ammar Kholousi.

Wheelchair basketball is a sport played primarily by people with physical disabilities.

Syria gains two bronze at IFBB World Bodybuilding Championships, Benidorm

Madrid - Syria’s bodybuilding team won two bronze medals at the 72nd International Federation of Fitness and Bodybuilding (IFBB) World Bodybuilding Championships, Benidorm, SANA reported.

The first bronze medal was won by athlete Khaled Baira in 100 kg category and the second one went to athlete Assem al-Attar for over-100 kg category. Athlete Rami Aqil ranked 6th in the classic physique.

The Championships will conclude activities in the Spanish Capital, Madrid, on Monday.

Syria wins 9 medals in Muay Thai World Championship

Beirut – Syria’s kickboxing team has won nine medals; 3 gold, 5 silver, and one bronze, at the Muay Thai World Champion, which is currently being held in Beirut, Lebanon, SANA reported.

The gold medals were won by Ali al-Jaghal in the 75 kg category, Imad Abu Hamdan in the 81 kg category, and Iyas Najm in the 85 kg category.

Three of the silver medals went to Ahmad Shaker in the 51 kg category, Ameen al-Saleh in the 71 kg category, Osama Daoud in the 75 kg category.

In the U18 competitions, Ahmad Mohammed Hassan won a silver medal in the 42 kg category, while in the women’s competitions Khitam Zahreddin won silver in the 57 kg category.

Obai Essa won the bronze medal in 75 kg category.

Syria wins two gold medals in Kickboxing games of Algeria

Algiers - Syrian national kickboxing team won two gold medals at the Arab 10th championship currently held in Algeria.

Syrian Said gained the gold medal of the open weight, over (91 KG), while Syrian Ahmad achieved the gold medal over (45 KG).

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