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.

Syrian Shheiber wins gold medal at Karate Championship 2016


Kuala Lumpur – Muna Shheiber won the gold medal in (60 kg) category at the 17th Malaysian/MILO OPEN Karate Championship 2016.

Players from 25 countries participated in the Championship.

It is good to be mentioned that Shheiber came second in the Karate1 Premier League in Sharm El-Sheikh 2016.


Syrian Ghazal ranked world’s top high jumper in 2016

(ST) - Majd Eddin Ghazal stole the lights when he set a world lead at the IAAF World Challenge meeting in Beijing’s national stadium on Wednesday.

The 29-year-old Ghazal successively cleared 2.32m, 2.34m and 2.36m, adding three centimetres to the world lead.


Syrian Wannous wins silver medal at Asian Bodybuilding and Fitness in China


Damascus – The Syrian athlete Zuheir Wannous won a silver medal in (90 kg) category at Asian Bodybuilding and Fitness Championships 2016 held in China.

Wannous said the competition in China tournament was strong and at a high level.

It is worth mentioning that Wannous won the gold medal at the 2015 Asian Bodybuilding and Fitness Championships in Japan.