Al-Jaish wins its 15th title as Syrian Premier League Champion for 2016/2017

Damascus – Al-Jaish won the Syrian Premier League Championship for 2016/2017 after drawing 0 – 0 with Jableh in the match held on Tuesday at al-Baath Stadium. Al-Jaish was crowned champion for the 15th time in its history.

Al-Jaish took the lead with 64 points while Jableh finished in the 13th place with 31 points only.

Tishreen came in the second place with 61 points, three behind the league leaders, following a 3-2 win over al-Taliye’a, which ranked 8th with 35 points, in a match held at al-Basel Stadium in Lattakia. Football players Kinan Deeb, Basel Mustafa and Mohammed Bash Biyok scored Tishreen’s three goals in the game.

Ghazal wins bronze medal of men’s high jump competition in London

London – Syrian athlete Majd-Eddin Ghazal won on Sunday a bronze medal in the high jump competition at the World Athletics Championship currently held in London.

Ghazal ranked third and got a bronze jumping 2.29 meters while the Qatari athlete Mutaz Essa Barshim came first with a jump of 2.35 meters and athlete Danil Lysenko of Russia took second place with 2.32 meters.

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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.

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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.