Syrian athletes’ achievements and stories of success continue to make all Syrians proud of their nation

Damascus, SANA – Syrian athletes’ achievements and stories of success continue to sow the seeds of hope inside everyone in the country and make all Syrians proud of their nation.

For 13 years, para-athlete Mohammed Khalid Mohammed, born in 1984 and started his sports career in 2002, participated in several regional and international para athletics championships and crowned his journey to achieve success with victory as he won a number of gold medals.

In an interview with SANA sports bulletin, Mohammed recalled his first participation with the Syrian national para-athletics team in the Arab Para Games held in Algeria in 2004 where he ranked fifth after which he won the gold medal in the Asian Para Games in Tunisia 2005.

Regarding his international participation, Mohammed said that he took part in the 2nd Asian Para Games hosted by Incheon city in South Korea in 2014 and won the gold medal of shot put competition.

He pointed out that his last participation was in the Rio de Janeiro 2016 Paralympic Games where he gained the fifth place in shot put competition.

Mohammed said that he keeps up training to maintain his physical fitness with aspirations to achieve higher records in regional and international tournaments.

It’s worth to mention that Mohammed raised the Syrian flag so high when he broke the world record with a throw of 14.12 m in shot put completion and won the gold medal at the IPC Athletics World Championships which was held in Lyon, France 2013.

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