Syria wins two gold medals in Triathlon Asian Cup in the Philippines

Manila, SANA – Syria’s national triathlon team won Saturday two gold medals at 2016 Subic Bay ASTC Triathlon Asian Cup in the Philippines.

The medals were earned by Ahmad Mardanli in junior competitions for men and Wisal Saloukheh in junior competitions for women.

Tomorrow, Mohammad al-Sabbagh will be taking part in the elite competitions.

Triathlon, which is a multiple-stage competition involving swimming, cycling, and running in immediate succession over various distances, has been a recent sport in Syria. The Triathlon Union was only founded in 2005, yet the Syrian triathletes have been making quite remarkable achievements on the regional and international levels.

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