Over 200 cyclists ride to New Fairgrounds in promotion of Damascus International Fair

Damascus – In preparation for the opening of the 59th edition of Damascus International Fair, a cycling marathon on Monday headed from the Umayyad Square in Damascus towards the New Fairgrounds on the Damascus International Airport highway.

The event was held by the ministries of Tourism and Information in cooperation with Syrian Cycling Union. 200 cyclists from national teams participated in the marathon, in addition to a number of players who participated in the Third National Youth Olympiad and a number of cycling lovers.

Maala wins bronze medal at World Masters Championships

Budapest – Syrian swimmer Firas Maalla won the bronze medal for the 3 km race at the 17th FINA World Masters Championships that are being held in Hungary.

Maalla won the bronze medal for the 45-49 years category within 40.40 minutes, while the Italian Swimmer Fabio Scozzoli won the gold medal within a time of 38.41 minutes.

Swimmer Maalla was born in 1971, and he is currently the head of the Swimming Federation and has a great record of achievements at international events.


Syrian swimmer Mirna Bizdikian wins 4 gold, 2 silver medals at Armenia World Sport Games

Yerevan – Swimmer Mirna Bizdikian won four gold and two silver medals at the World Sport Games which wrapped up activities on Sunday in Armenia.

Bizdikian won the gold medals in the 50, 100 and 200 meter breaststroke style and in the 50 meter freestyle competitions, while she won two silvers in the 50 and 100 meter backstroke style competitions.

Bizdikian expressed happiness over this achievement which will motivate her to make more achievements in the future, SANA reported.

She stressed that she will continue the trainings to be ready for any future events and that she seeks relentlessly to raise Syria’s flag at international events.

Syria Ties with China 2-2 within World Cup Qualifications

Kuala Lumpur-Syrian national football team tied with Chinese counterpart 2-2 in the game held on Tuesday in Malaysia within the 8th round of the world cup qualifications for Russia 2018.

Mahmoud Mawas scored for Syria through a penalty kick at the 11th minute of the match while Ahmad al-Saleh scored in the 92nd minute. China scored in the 68th and 75th of the match, SANA reported.

Syrian Dandoun wins a gold medal

Bangkok, (ST) – The Syrian athlete Loris Dandoun won a gold medal for (800 m) race at the Asian Youth Athletics Championship currently held in Bangkok, Thailand.

Dandoun finished the race in (02:14min).