Syrian runners raise Syrian flag over the Swiss Alps

Bern – The Syrian runners Jamal Hilal and Imad Barakat participated in two marathon events in the Alps Mountains in Switzerland, at an altitude of 3000 meters above sea level.

Hilal won the third place in the 12 km race, while Barakat was ranked 19th in the 70 km ultra distance event, in which 400 runners took part.

Both runners carried the Syrian flag from the beginning of the races till the end, when they finally held it high over the highest peaks of the Swiss Alps Mountains.

Syria wins a silver and four bronze medals

Yerevan - Syria’s national gymnastics team won one silver and four bronze medals at Azarian Team Cup Championship in Armenia.

Syrian gymnast Yazan Sulaiman won silver medal in the Vault Table competition, while Feras Bahlawan won two bronze medals in the Pommel Horse competitions and Ali Abbas got two other bronze medals in the Floor Exercises and Vault Table Competitions.

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Syria wins two gold medals and a bronze one in Lebanese North Triathlon 2016

Damascus – The Syrian Triathlon Barada Club team gained two gold medals and a bronze one in the Lebanese North Triathlon 2016 championship that concluded recently, SANA reported.

Wisal Saloukha won the first place and earned the gold medal and Joman Ahmad came third and gained the bronze medal in women under 17 sprint competitions.

The other gold medal was earned by the Syrian men team who included Yousef Srouji, Omar Abbas and Ahmad Ibrahim.

Syria wins third place in International Friendly King Cup in Thailand

Bangkok – The Syrian national men’s football team won the third place in the International Friendly King Cup in Thailand, SANA reported.

The team beat that of the United Arab Emirates 1-0 in a game they played on Sunday competing for the third and fourth places.

On Friday, the Thai team defeated the Syrian team 6-7 on penalties after they tied 2-2 in normal time.

Later today, the final game within the championship will be held between Jordan and Thailand.

Muhammad Ali, 'the Greatest', dies aged 74

Muhammad Ali, the three-time heavyweight champion who proclaimed himself “the Greatest”, defied the US government over the Vietnam war, and later became one of the most well-known – and loved – sportsmen in history has died.

Ali died late on Friday at a hospital in Phoenix, Arizona, the family’s spokesperson Bob Gunnell said. His funeral will take place in his home town of Louisville, Kentucky.

Ali was admitted to hospital on Thursday with a respiratory problem – a move that was described at the time as “a precaution”. However, reports emerged 24 hours later which said he had been placed on a life support machine and his family “feared the worst”.

Ali had become increasingly frail since being diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease in 1984, aged 42, and in recent years had limited his public appearances. Earlier this month his brother Rahman Ali revealed that the condition was so advanced he could barely speak or leave his house.