“Let’s walk together and Defy Cancer” a marathon launched to raise awareness about early detection of breast cancer

Damascus (ST): “Let’s walk together and Defy Cancer” is the name of a marathon launched this morning with the participation of civil and youth groups to increase awareness about the early detection of breast cancer. The marathon started from al-Jalaa Sports Club in Damascus towards the al-Akram Mosque on Mazzeh highway, from which the participants headed to its last stop in the Umayyad Square.

Muhammed al-Shawi, the official in charge of administrative affairs in the company said that the event was organized by the Syrian Company for Crafts ( one of the programs of the Syrian Trust for Development ) in cooperation with the Governorate of Damascus.

He added that the marathon comes as part of the National Plan for Cancer Control and the activities of the Pink Month that occur in October every year, and the proceeds of the marathon will be devoted to support those affected by the fires that recently erupted in a number of governorates.

Jabeur knocks out defending champion Keys at Cincy

Ons Jabeur claimed another statement victory in her breakout 2020 season, knocking out defending champion Madison Keys in straight sets to reach the third round at the Western & Southern Open. 

Syrian national football team is ready for qualifiers

After the completion of the Republic Cup football tournament, the players Taha Moussa, Mazen Al-Eis, Youssef Mohamed and Abdel-Rahman Barakat were invited to join the Syrian national team to participate in the double qualifiers for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar and the Asian Cup in China 2023.

The Syrian national team has conducted its training in its camp in Damascus under the supervision of the Tunisian coach Nabil Maaloul, and has taken the required health conditions and tests to ensure the players' safety from Corona virus.

It is to be mentioned that our team has 15 points from five games in the qualifiers, after defeating the Philippines 5-2, the Maldives 2-1, Guam 4-0, China 2-1 and the Philippines again 2-1.


Abeer Bahloul a female Syrian boxer

Abeer Bahloul is a female Syrian boxer who has developed her skills through continuous training. She participated in local championships and became one of the distinguished boxers in the country.

Bahloul, 27, said in a statement to SANA “I started  boxing alongside a number of female colleagues two years ago during which I worked hard to enhance female boxing in Syria and that made me a main player representing the Boxing Federation in many tournaments.

Bahloul added: “Although my training period was short in the first stage at Al-Nidal Club, but I managed to win the first place in the Republic Championship, which was held for the first time in the country two years ago. This victory was a strong motivation for me to intensify my training under the supervision of Coach Mohamed Shehadeh. After this tournament, I moved to a new stage of training by applying up-to-date methods, " she pointed out.

Syria's special sports team player Ali Asaad qualified for the Paralympic Games Tokyo 2021

Syria's special sports player Ali Asaad qualified for  the Tokyo 2021 Paralympic  Games  after he  had achieved international qualification standards for the shot put  classification. 

Asaad's qualification came after he scored 11.71 meters in the shot put  in the Grand Prix championship that took place in Tunisia last year, as this number is considered among the international qualification criteria for the "F 11" classification for  shot put.