The Arab Youth Championship will be held this week in Egypt, from 21 to 23 June in Cairo. The Lebanese team will travel tomorrow.
Anthony Mickael, who ran 11.13 in 100m this season is the first to qualify for the World Youth Championship that will held in Ukraine next month, will be part of the national team. He also broke the 400m youth record in 50.77. Anthony will participate in the 200 and 400 meters. Although, Patrick Hanna, a young Lebanese athletes who lives in Canada came especially to Lebanon to go representing Lebanon in Egypt. Patrick is the son of Ziad Hanna, an athlete that still hold the Lebanese Youth record in Long jump unbeatable since 1980! His personal best this year in high jump is 1.93m outdoor and 1.97m indoor, and in triple jump 14.26m. He also hold the records for both events. Christopher Boulos who revealed himself on the track this year with 22.59 on 200m will participate in 100 and 200 meters.
Alain Saad will also be on the national team and will participate in the Shot Put and Javelin throw.
The girls representing Lebanon are Sandy Karam in race walking after setting 3 national records in 3000m and 3 others in 5km race walk this season, Joy Abousleiman who broke the 10 meters barrier in triple jump and Joelle Feghali will run the 200 meters with a chance to go under the 27 seconds. Both Joy and Joelle will do Long jump.