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The 2nd Youth West Asian Championship
The season has ended early this year compared to the previous years, but not for our Youth Athletes who are traveling tomorrow to Jordan where the 2nd Youth West Asian Championship will be held from 23 to 25 October. Four girls and three boys will represent Lebanon in the championship:
Joy Abousleiman in Long and triple jump, Sandy Karam in Race Walking, Sara-Joe Kortbawi in 800m and 1500m, Joelle Feghali in 200 and 400 meters, the girls will also participate in the medley relay with a chance of winning the gold; Ahmad Chour in 800 and 1500 meters, Christopher Boulos in 100 and 200 meters and finally Alain Saad in Shot Put.
This summer, Sara-Joe Kortbawi and Ahmad Chour went to Nanjing - China, to participate in the 2nd Asian Youth Games in preparation for the Youth Olympic Games that will take place in Nanjing - China next year in August. Sara-Joe ran the 800m in 2:21.30, she had to do her Personal Best to be the 7th qualified for the final. In 1500 meters she finishes 8th in 4:52.67 between 17 girls. Ahmad ran the 800 meters in 2:01.18 to qualify to the final, the fastest 800m by a Midget Lebanese athlete, where he finished 7th with 2:02.50, on 1500 meters he finishes 13th in 4:31.27. Our two athletes have done very good results comparing to the other athletes from different sports, and we hope that these two will also perform well next year in the Youth Olympic Games!
Good luck to our young athletes! Bring tones of medals with you !
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