Syria harvests gold and silver medals at Al Amal Table Tennis Championship

Amman - Syrian team for table tennis harvested a gold medal and a silver medal at Al Amal International Table Tennis U 12 Championship which concluded activities on Friday evening in the Jordanian capital of Amman.

18 male and female players participated in the championship representing the teams of Syria, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Yemen, Bahrain, Qatar and Oman.

Syrian promising player Hind Zaza won the gold medal after she ranked first in the Championship as she won six matches 3-0 in female category while Syrian player Abdullah Hajaj, 9 years old, ranked second in male category winning the silver medal.

In a statement to SANA, Coach of the Syrian team Adham Jum’an said that the results achieved in the first external participation in 2018 are considered as an important achievement and a new starting point that will raise the morale of the other categories to exert more effort.

Syria ties with South Korea

Beijing – Syria’s Olympic football team tied scoreless with its South Korean counterpart in Group D of the AFC U23 Championship 2018 on Sunday.

Syria picked up its first point while South Korea kept its slim lead with four points.

Syrian team lost to Australian team in the first round by 1-3 and will meet with its Vietnamese counterpart next Wednesday.


Syrian weightlifters achieve excellent results in Arab and Afro-Asian Championship

Hama – Ten male and female weightlifters from Hama province  joined the Syrian national team for weightlifting which participated in the Arab and Afro-Asian Championship recently held in the Egyptian city of Sharm El Sheikh.

Coach of women’s national weightlifting team, Mohammed Rasheh, underlined the high performance, strength and morals of Hama weightlifters as they competed for the first rank in the competition, SANA reported.

He said that the championship provided an appropriate opportunity for Syrian team to interact with renowned and strong Arab weightlifting teams and enhance their expertise in this sport.

Weightlifter Mohammed Sa’aoud won 6 bronze medals in the weightlifting 94kg category while Mohammed al-Ahmed got 6 bronze medals in 66 kg category and Mohammed Jreish gained 6 bronze medals in 62 kg category.

Female weightlifter, Nagham Rasha,  obtained 6 silver medals in the 48 kg category while, Mary Gagheili ,won 3 silver and 6 bronze medals in the 69 kg category and Haneen Ihsan got 3 gold and 4 silver medals in the 90 kg category.

Arab sports media delegation in Syria

Damascus - Chairman of the General Sports Federation, Muaffaq Jumaa, said that sport is a message of peace and a culture of dialogue, adding that, in Syria, the sport has become a national state which was able to bring millions together, SANA reported.

Jumaa remarks came during his meeting with the Arab spots media delegation in Damascus on Sunday.

In turn, Chairman of the delegation and Editor-in-Chief of Rum News Agency, Saleh al-Rashed, from Jordan said “Our visit to Syria and our participation in the Arab Media Forum is a message to the Olympic Committee and the International Federation of Football Association (FIFA) to lift siege and allow the Syrian teams play on their ground and among their audience which would help them attain new achievements.

On Saturday, the visiting delegation toured al-Fayhaa and Barada Sports Clubs. Members of the delegation also will visit the media institutions today.

Ranking 3rd, national weightlifting team gains 68 medals in Arab and Afro-Asian Championship

Damascus – The Syrian team for weightlifting ranked third after the teams of Egypt (first) and Algeria (second) within the games of the Arab and Afro-Asian Championship held in the Egyptian city of Sharm El Sheikh.

Gaining 68 medals, the national team won six gold, 25 silver and 37 bronze medals in the Championship that included teams from Syria, Egypt, Algeria, Morocco, Libya, Lebanon, Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Bahrain, Oman, Jordan, Bangladesh and Iraq, SANA reported.

The national team consists of the athletes Mou’ayad al-Najjar, Ali al-Hazza’, Ali Sa’oud, Nagham Rasha, Mohammad Jourish, Mohammad al-Ahmad, Mary Jgaili, Mohssen Jourish, Odai Alyisha and Laith al-Hakim under the supervision of the coach Maher Quorabi.