Six gold medals for Syria in Afro-Arab Powerlifting Championships 2018

Rabat - Syria snatched six gold medals in the Afro-Arab Powerlifting Championships 2018 currently held in the Moroccan city of Meknes, SANA reported.

Player of Barada Club and the national team Lara Turk gained three gold medals in the women’s 57 kg category, while the other three medals were gained by the player and trainer Ziyad Mohamed in men’s 105 kg category.

The African Powerlifting Federation organizes this Championship for the first time in Morocco with the participation of most of the African Unions and the Arab ones represented by Syria, Jordan, Iraq, Lebanon, UAE, Kuwait, Egypt, Algeria, Libya, Somalia and Morocco as well as Iran as a guest of honor.

Syria wins gold and silver medals at Kazakhstan’s Boxing Championship in Aktau

Astana - Syria’s boxers Alaa-Eddin Ghossoun and Mohamed Mlais won a gold and a silver medal at Kazakhstan’s Boxing Championship held in Aktau.

Ghossoun (91 Kg) won gold medal, beating the Uzbek player while Mlais (+91 kg) gained the silver after losing the final with an Azerbaijani boxer.

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Swimmer Firas Maala wins gold medal at European Masters Championships

Ljubljana-  Facing off against 57 of Europe’s best swimmers, Syrian swimmer Firas Maalla won the gold medal at the 5km open water competition at the European Masters Championships held in Slovenia, SANA reported.

The Syrian swimmer is representing the Russian Federation in this competition after he joined the Russian Kuban Club.

Syria’s Ghazal wins bronze medal in 2018 Asian Games high jump

Jakarta - The Syrian athlete Majd Eddin Ghazal won on Monday a bronze medal in the high jump competition in the 2018 Asian Games currently held in Indonesia, SANA reported.

Ghazal earned the Syrian mission participating in the Asian Games the first medal having jumped 224 cm high, preceded by the Chinese and Korean players who ranked first and second respectively.

Syria qualifies for quarterfinals of Asian Games, Indonesia

Jakarta - Syria’s Olympic football team qualified for the quarterfinals of the Asian Games currently held in Indonesia after beating the Palestinian team 1-0, SANA reported.

Player Ahmed al-Ashqar scored the goal at the 73rd minute.

The Syrian team qualified for the 16th round of the Asian Games after it beat East Timor 5-2 in the third and final round of the C group stage.