The Syrian Taekwondo team concluded its participation in the Beirut International Open Tournament ranked by the World Taekwondo Federation with 22 medals (two gold, 7 silver and 13 bronze) to finish third in the overall ranking of the tournament, which was attended by 60 teams representing 26 countries.
On the third and final day of the tournament for the men and women category, Lama Juande won the gold medal, Nisreen Derki and Dailar Al Haj Hussein silver, while Alaa Al Haj, Khalid Sadiq, Yara Abdul Ghafour and Aya Al Jarayhi won four bronze in a row in addition to bronze third in the overall standings.
Our team won one gold, two silver and four bronze on the second day of the tournament. Al-Dawalibi, Sami Hassan and Mohammed Al-Baali, while the bronze was achieved by Abdul Rahman Al-Jarayhi, Hamza Salama, Jana Sidawi and Rose Ibrahim.
In a statement to SANA, the president of the game association Sherif Derki said that the tournament witnessed a high technical level and a wide participation of teams from different continents due to the importance of the tournament as being classified by the International Federation of the game as a qualifying tournament for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
Dirki added that the players of our team were impressed by the game's experiences in the tournament for the level and high performance they showed, which indicates the evolution of the game in Syria through the results achieved.
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