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The Lebanese Team who went to the 16th Arab Juniors Championship won two Bronze medals through Sandy Karam in 10km Race walk and the women's 4x400m relay team with Sandy Karam, Sara Joe Kortbawi, Joy Abousleiman and Joelle Feghali. Elie Saade was the only coach and official representing Lebanon at these championships.

On the first day of the Arab Juniors Championship, and in it's first event, Sandy Karam from Champville won a Bronze medal for Lebanon in the 10km Race Walk setting a new national record of 59:01.21.

Joy Abousleiman set a new personal best in Long Jump on the same day. She jumped 5.21 meters to finish 4th behind Asraa' Mohammad Samir from Egypt with 5.86m, Salma Jamal Ahmad from Egypt with 5.45m, and in the 3rd place Lidia Sahrawi from Algeria with 5.39m on her last attempt.

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Category: News | Views: 1462 | Added by: krystel | Date: 2014-04-25 | Comments (0)

Yeah, we can talk about indoor season this year, unfortunately, we don't consider it in Lebanon. Lebanese athletes only participate in indoor competitions abroad, this month few athletes had this opportunity.

Saria Traboulsi is investing her efforts now in the Heptathlon. After proving that she is the best middle
distance runner in Lebanon by breaking last year the 800 and 1000 meters National records, she started this 2014 season with a combined events competition indoor, the pentathlon, her first ever combined event participation. She went to Bucharest - Romania for the "Campionatul National Probe Combinate Sala" (Indoor Combined Events National Championship) on 8 and 9 this February.

She began the Pentathlon with the 60m Hurdles clocking 10.37 seconds, she jumped an indoor record of 1.48m in high jump, but the mark was beaten a week later by Krystel Saneh, the record was 1.45 meters, she scored 7.54 meters in shot put, jumped 4.56 meters in Long jump and ran a 2:20.59 seconds in 800 meters 2 ... Read more »

Category: News | Views: 1786 | Added by: krystel | Date: 2014-02-20 | Comments (0)

After the Triathlon one month ago, the Notre Dame de Jamhour College has organized the yearly NDJ's Cross Country Championship for schools, on January 18, 2014. Fourteen different schools and 351 athletes participated in this local championship.

In the Kids Category (10-11 years), Farah Tayar (CSJ), the young sister of Manal Tayar who was one of the strongest middle distance and cross country runner, won the race with a big margin. Her brother, Wajih Tayar was also one of the favorites in the Boys category, but was absent for this championship. We can say that the Tayar's family is a family of great runners!
In the Boys, Hamza Seblini from LES Tyr won the race in 5 minutes 27 seconds, leaving after him Mario Ghorayeb from NDJ and Ralph Moujaes (Champville) who fought hard in the last 10 meters to win the 3rd place over Kevin Aoun (NDJ).

In the Bantams (12-13 years), Tara El Khazen (NDJ) won the girls' race, and Samir Abi Najem (Champville) won the boys' with a long last sprinting towards the finish line, so surpass Kevin Zoghbi from Antonins and Rudy Feghali (NDJ). The Antonins boys took the first place while Champville and Jamhour finished in 2nd and 3rd place respectively.

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Category: News | Views: 2010 | Added by: krystel | Date: 2014-01-24 | Comments (0)

Notre Dame de Jamhour organizes every year the Inter-Scholar Triathlon Championship for the young athletes in Lebanon. The 2013 edition was held yesterday Sunday 22nd in Jamhour. Nine schools participated in this championship: Notre Dame de Jamhour the host of the Championship, College St Gregoire, Melkart, College Protestant, Champville, Antonins, Capucins Batroun, IML and Maristes Jbeil.

This competition is a combined event of Sprint, Long jump and Shot Put for categories starting with Kids and finishing with the Youth category. This competition is very important for the athletes to discover the combined events at a young age, and for the coaches and federation to catch the rising stars in this event.
Talking about rising stars, in this edition, few athletes have achieved impressive performances like Charbel Mtanios from Antonins who is born in 2002, and jumped 4.54 meters in Long Jump, ran the 50 meters in 6.8 seconds (manual time) and threw the ball a 29.44 meters. His final score was 860 according the the table of Letessier. Other kids who shined in this championship: Cynthia Abdel Nour and Sara Abou Jaoude from Champville scoring respectively 760 (50m: 7.5, LJ: 4.04, BT: 30.07) and 720 points (50m: 7.4, LJ: 4.02, BT: 22.86).

In the Bantam Category (12-13 years), Maria Merhej from NDJ won withh 830 points, and Georges Saba ... Read more »
Category: News | Views: 1056 | Added by: krystel | Date: 2013-12-23 | Comments (0)

Alain Saad won the only Gold for Lebanon in this championship, throwing a 16.22 meters in the shot put breaking the Lebanese youth record. Two silver medals were won by Sandy Karam in 5km Race Walking (29:25) on the first day, first competition in the championship, and through Joy Abousleiman in the Long Jump with 4.80 meters. Joy was ranked 4th in the triple jump with 10.05m. Sara-Joe Kortbawi and Joelle Feghali both won bronze medals for Lebanon in the 1500m and the 400 meters respectively. Christopher Boulos finished 4th in the 100 meters final, after winning his heat, and was placed 6th in the 200 meters. Ahmad Chour finished 6th in the 800 meters. The girls ran the medley relay and were placed 4th, with Sandy Karam on 100m, Joy Abousleiman on 200m, Joelle Feghali on 300 meters and Sarah-Joe Kortbawi on 400m.

Alain Saad: Gold Medal in Shot Put with 16.22 meters
Christopher Boulos: 4th in 100 meters with 11.35 - 6th in 200 meters with 22.91 (+3.1m/s)
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Category: News | Views: 3153 | Added by: krystel | Date: 2013-10-26 | Comments (0)

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 ... Read more »
Category: News | Views: 2417 | Added by: krystel | Date: 2013-10-21 | Comments (0)

Vartkes Eskibachian, another name inked in the history book, one of the first ones. He is the founder of homentmen track and field. He is one of the few coaches who studied abroad, in Portugal, and contributed in the development of Track and Field in Lebanon. The coach of many big names in the sport like Arda Kalpaklian, Esther Metzmoroukian, Anahid Saatjian and more.. M. Vartkes has passed away this morning.

For his memorial, I want to share with you this story of how I met him 3 months ago:
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Category: News | Views: 3195 | Added by: krystel | Date: 2013-07-23 | Comments (0)

This season, after winning a Gold medal in 400 meters at the Arab Championship and setting a national record, Gretta Taslakian won a Bronze medal in the 20th Asian Athletics Championship improving the her National record again! She ran the 400m in 53.43 seconds! Gretta was the silver medalist 2 years before in the 200 meters.

Furthermore, Ahmad Hazer ran the 110m hurdles in 14.13 (-0.4m/s). We should note that Ahmad and Gretta traveled from Turkey where the Mediterranean Games were held to India right after the Games to participate in the Asians.

Ali Hazer set a National record in 400m hurdles clocking 53.47 seconds after finishing 5 events in the decathlon. But he faced a strong hamstring cramp that didn't allow him to finish the 110m hurdles on day 2 and continue the decathlon.


Category: News | Views: 1174 | Added by: krystel | Date: 2013-07-06 | Comments (0)

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