After representing the Lebanese Army at the Arab Military
Championship in Aleppo, October 15th 2010, where he cleared 2.19m and won the 3rd place, Jean-Claude Rabbath is ready for the Challenge. One year after his come back, JC was preparing for this major competition: The 16th Asian Games in China. Today "it's time for serious performances"!
In another hand, Gretta Taslakian have reached the top level after an ultimate come back from a serious injury in early 2009. She won the 100 and 200m in the Arab University Championship in Egypt on 19 and 20 October. With a new Personal Best of 11.85s on 100m and a Season Best of 24.01s on 200m, Gretta is ready for the 16th Asian Games! Ali Hazer, who won silver medal in Aleppo in September at the Decathlon, is also attending the Asian Games, a way to improve his performance in the 10 disciplines!
The 16th Asian Games are taking place this time in Guangzhou - China, from 12 to 27 November 2010. The Athletes Village will open on 5 November accommodating 10,156 athlete and 4,202 team officials during the Games.
Athletes will be participating in 42 different sport: Aquatics - Archery - Athletics - Badminton - Baseball - Basketball - Billiard - Bowling - Boxing - Cycling - Canoe Kayak - Chess - Cricket - Dance - Dragon Boat - Equestrian - Fencing - Football - Golf - Gymnastics - Handball - Hockey - Judo - Kabaddi - Karate - Modern Pentathlon - Roller - Rowing - Rugby - Tennis - Triathlon - Volleyball - Weightlifting - Wrestling - Wushu.
The Lebanese Athletics Federation just set new reforms at their General Assembly, that will help improving Track & Field in Lebanon. In this reform:
- Young athletes will freely commit to a club of his/her choice at the age of 18, without the need of any release. (When before, athletes had to wait till the age of 23 to have the right to move to another club). - The years committed when signing up with a club have been reduced from 3 to 2 years. - The minimum age to be elected as a member of the Lebanese Athletics Federation directorate has been decreased to 18.
We hope that this new step will help in improving track & field in Lebanon and not disimproving. We wish all athletes a great winter preparations!