Syria gains bronze medal at Beirut Open Taekwondo Tournament

Beirut, SANA- The Syrian Taekwondo player, Alyasar Elias, has won the bronze medal for the weight of over 73 kg in Beirut Open Taekwondo Tournament-G2, with the participation of 270 players from Asia, Europe and Africa representing 38 countries.

Elias managed to win the bronze medal after winning the preliminary rounds over her colleague Nisreen Derki and after losing in the semi-finals with a player from Ivory Coast.

Chairman of the Game Federation, Sharif Derki, told SANA that the Beirut Open Taekwondo Tournament witnessed strong competitions due to the wide participation from all countries of the world, pointing out that the level of the five Syrian players who participated in the tournament is good and getting a medal is acceptable.

Derki added “our absence from international events (especially the Asian championships) in the previous period has affected somewhat the technical level of most of our players, knowing that most of them are new to the national team and haven’t participated in foreign events.”

It is noteworthy that our national team won a bronze medal in the Asian Championship, which preceded the Beirut Open Championship, through player Abdullah Mohammed in the under-87 kg competitions.

Ruaa al-Jazaeri

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