08 May 2015 – Today, Lea OBEID entered the history of athletics by winning a silver medal at the 1st Youth Asian Athletics Championship in Doha, Qatar, AND breaking the long standing youth Lebanese record of Lina BEJJANI (12.36 in 2000), by running the 100 meters in 12.22 seconds! A time that allows her to directly qualify for the World Youth Championship, something never done by a youth Lebanese Athlete before!
This incredible performance will not only allow her to take part in big events for her age but also place her between the best athletes overall in Lebanon! For the first edition of the Asian Championships, Lea set a new championship record, by running in the semi-finals the record time of 12.22s. In the finals, the gold winner ran the distance in 12.27 seconds!
Silver medal, World Championships Qualifications, Championship record, Lebanese Youth record, what else can a 16 years old dream of? This will be a great motivation for OBEID who will also run the 200 meters in this championship!
Our young and talented youth are performing amazingly at this championship, with Jad KHOURY who ran the Heats is 11.33 (Wind +0.1m/s), a new personal best, he ran the semi-finals clocking the same exact time of the heats 11.33 but couldn’t qualify for the finals. He will also be running the 200 meters! Ahmad CHOUR and Peter KHOURY ran one against the other, but in different heats, on the 800 meters clocking respectively 2:02.51 and 2:05.85! Ahmad CHOUR was able to qualify for the finals.
Entry updates with official results, and the championship just started! There’s more to come!
Congrats to all our young talents, especially Lea for this unique achievement.. and the best is yet to come!