Syria harvests 2 bronze medals in Muay Thai Arab Championship

Abu Dhabi – Syria’s team won two bronze medals at the Muay Thai Arab Championship that was held in UAE.

 More than 100 players representing 15 countries participated in this competition.

Ali Hafez (57 kg) won the first bronze medal while the second one went to Ola Al-Shaar (60 kg).


Syria beats Guam 4-0 within Asia, world Cup qualifiers

Abu Dhabi - Syria’s national football team beat Guam 4-0 in a match that was held in the UAE within qualifiers for Asia and World Cup finals.

With this win, Syria topped Group A with 9 points, while China ranked second with 7 points after the tie with Philippines.

Omar al-Souma scored three goals for the Syrian team while Mahmoud al-Mawas added the fourth one.


Syrian child Abaza wins three medals at World Karate Championship

The Syrian child Daniel Abaza won one gold medal in mixed Karate Shots, one silver medal in individual kata and a bronze medal in Kata Kumite at World Karate Shotocan Championship that was held in Karlovy Vary, Czech Republic.

Syrian Referees Mohammed Refai and Anas Jarboua’ participated in this championship.


Syrian Hamshou wins in 2nd stage of Moscow International Equestrian Championship

Moscow -  Syrian Equestrian Ahmad Hamshou ranked first in the Second stage of Moscow International Equestrian Championship.

Hamshou won the Championship with no faults in the races (three-star race).

Russia, Britain, France and other countries participated in this championship.

By this win, Hamshou qualified to participate in the International Equestrian Olympiad in Tokyo in the year 2020.

It is to be mentioned that Hamshou also ranked first in the two-star race of the Championship on September 29.


A Syrian Champion

The Syrian table tennis player Omar Adel Zein Al-Dein was born in Swieda in 1982.

He played the table tennis (Ping Pong) in Al-Araby Club in Swieda, Army Club in Damascus and Al-Huria Club in Aleppo.

He participated in the Arab Table Tennis Championship in 2000 in Damascus and, as a coach, he coached Al-Araby team and the Syrian women national team camp in Tartous.

He left to South Africa in 2010 and began to work as a coach for South Africa team, Head of High Levels Committee and Member of Instructors’ committee to choose the national teams in 2015.  

He participated within the South Africa team in the South African Tournament (9 countries) and topped the list of players in the championship in both men and women categories.

As a coach, he participated in the African Tennis Table Tournament and won the bronze medal in women category.

He also participated in Commonwealth Championship, World Championship in Malaysia and World Championship in Sweden.

Nowadays, He is an instructor in CSIR team and main Instructor in Pretoria city. He also supervises the training of players aged 7-9 years.

It is to be noted that Zein Al-Dein is the coach of the World Special Table Tennis Champion with Down Syndrome.