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.

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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.

Syrian footballers Somah, Khribin nominated for Best Arab Football Player of the Year Award 2017

Damascus – Syrian football players Omar al-Somah and Omar Khribin are among the ten players nominated by the Arab Sports Press Union (UPSA) for the Best Arab Football Player of the Year Award 2017, SANA reported.

The Union’s special referendum commission selected the nominees basing on their individual and collective achievements within their national clubs and teams. 100 specialized sports journalists in football will participate in the referendum.

The list of nominees also include: the Egyptian footballer Mohamed Salah (Liverpool Club), the Moroccan  Karim Al Ahmadi (Feyenoord Rotterdam of Netherlands), the Saudi Nawaf al-Abed (al-Hilal Saudi Club), the Tunisian Youssef Msakni (al-Duhai,l Qatari Club), the Emirati Omar Abdul-Rahman (al-Ain Club), the Algerian Yassine Ibrahimi (FC Porto, Portugal), Moroccan Ashraf Bensherki (Morocco/Widad AC), and the Iraqi  Mohannad Abdul-Raheem Karrar (Al-Dhafra club, the UAE).