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.


Syrian Ghazal wins gold medal in China


Beijing -  Syrian athlete Majd-Eddin Ghazal won the gold medal in the high jump in China’s Open Championship within Diamond League and World Challenge competition with a 236 cm jump, and his participation is part of the preparation to participate in the Rio de Janeiro Olympics in Brazil 2016.

Last June, Ghazal registered 229 cm jump in Asian Athletics Grand Prix held in Thailand.



Syria’s kickboxing team wins 27 medals in martial arts championship


Beirut – Syria’s kickboxing team achieved good results at the World All Styles Asian Open Championship which was held in Beirut, with the Syrian athletes winning a total of 27 medals; 8 gold, 16 silver, and 3 bronze.

The gold medals were won by Mohammad Hamadi in the 57 kg Muay Thai competition, Huzaifa Mansour in the 55 kg Muay Thai competition, while Yehea Abu Zeid won two gold medals styles competition.

Al-Hussein Qasim won gold in both the 54 kg Muay Thai competition and the Low Kick competition, Ahmad Rihawi won gold in the 51 kg Chinese Boxing (Sanda Style) competition, Ahmad Maqsoumeh won gold in the 60 kg Low Kick competition, and Abdelqader Dawaji won gold in the K1 competition.

Syria Wins Two Bronze Medals at Malaysia Open Swimming Championships

DAMASCUS- The Syrian swimmer Ayman Kelziyeh won on Thursday two bronze medals at Malaysia Open Swimming Championships, SANA reported.

Kelziyeh didn’t acquire the required number which qualifies him for the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.