Three medals for Lebanon at the 15th Arab Juniors Championship that held in Amman Jordan: 1 Gold and 2 bronze.
At the first day of the championship, Krystel Saneh won the 1st bronze medal for Lebanon in Long jump, jumping 5.24m behind Egypt and Tunis. In the heptathlon day 1, she was 5th with 2242 pts. Maha Al-Moallem ran a 12.23s (w) in semi-final and was qualified for the final finishing second overall after the Egyptian girl who run the 100m in 12.22s! The day after, we were sure that Maha was going to bring a medal for Lebanon but we were wondering what color the medal will be, hoping that it will be gold of course. Maha and the Egyptian girl ran an astonishing race that only the photo-finish could determine who the winner is! In the end Maha was the Gold medalist with a beautiful time of 12.11! With a very bad start and a 12.11s, Maha could run even a better time. She's getting closer to the historical 12.01s of Gretta Taslakian. Krystel Saneh finished 5th in her 7 events with 3857 pts, 16 pts behind the 4th: 18.22 (+2.4); 1.50m; 8.27m; 26.69 (+4.6) / 5m17 (+1.7); 30.31m; 2:44.14.
The 3rd day, Mohammad Hannouf had to run the 800m. He ran a great 600m with the leaders but couldn't give more for the last 200m! He did his best in the last 200m, but with a fast 1st lap he couldn't finish well. He clocked a 2:00.24. In the same day, Maha was running the 200m semi-finals, where she clocked a 25.59s (w) getting a 3rd place in the SF.
The last day of the championship finished with a bronze medal for Maha Al-Moallem in 200m, where she ran the distance in 25.75s behind the Egyptian and Tunis girls. Ali Saleh who hurt his hamstring, tried to jump but he couldn't bear the pain and take off, so he jumped a unique jump with his other leg wanting so badly to participate.
We should mention that the weather wasn't that good, in the afternoon there was a strong and cold wind that went over +4 m/s! Congrats for the winners and Lebanon for its 9th place in medal ranking with only 1 gold and 2 bronze! and 5th place in Women!