Ambitious Syrian Gymnast Leila Darwish Achieved Advanced Positions at International Competitions

MOSCOW, (ST)- Leila Darwish, a young Syrian gymnast, presents a bright example of ambitious Syrian women by her insistence to develop her talent and achieve her hope to be a champion in her sport.

As a gymnast, Laila achieved advanced positions in international sport competitions, the latest of which was getting the third place in the International Gymnastics Championship 2016 in Kazakstan .

Talking about her career to SANA, Laila said she started at the age of six to practice ballet dancing in Damascus and excelled in her performances. Later at the age of ten, she learned rhythmic gymnastics and continued until today, hoping every moment to raise the Syrian flag high in international competitions.

Al-Jaish football team crowned hero of the Premier League


Damascus - Syrian al-Jaish football team was crowned hero of the premier league after beating al-Karama 1-0 to come first with 16 points.

Al-Wahda beat al-Shurta 3-1, to come second, while al-Etihad came third.


Syria wins a fourth medal at Thailand Open Karate-do Championship

Bangkok – Hussein Saada of the Syrian national karate team won the bronze medal in the under-75 kg weight class at Thailand Open Karate-do Championship held in the capital Bangkok.

Earlier, Raafat al-Sheikh in over-84 kg weight class, Muna Shaheiber in under-61 KG weight class and Koloud al-Ali in over-68 kg weight class won three silver medals.


Syria’s Ghazal wins bronze medal at Monaco

Paris – Syria’s Majd Eddin Ghazal won a bronze medal after recording 234 cm in the high jump at Monaco diamond tournament.

The participation of Ghazal, comes within his training camp in Europe in preparation for participation in Rio de Janeiro 2016 Olympic Games, due to be held on August 15th.


Ajinah wins bronze medal in Kurash at Children of Asia International Sports Games


Sakha – Syrian player Mohammad Omran Ajinah (45kg) won the bronze medal after he beat a Siberian player in the Kurash competition within the Children of Asia International Sports Games, hosted by Sakha Republic in Russia.

2000 athletes from 39 countries took part in the Games, which will continue until next Sunday. Syria is participating with 50 players in 11 games, including boxing, judo, Kurash, Sambo, chess, ping-pong, wrestling, athletics, archery, swimming and taekwondo.