Syria selected three experienced boxers for the Asian Games

Syria selected three boxers to compete in the upcoming Asian Games in Hangzhou and all of their team members were medallists in the ASBC Asian Boxing Championships and multisport events.

Syria achieved two gold, one silver and seven bronze medals in the boxing history of the Asian Games. Syria claimed one bronze medal in the boxing tournaments of the Olympic Games which was their biggest achievement.

Syria bagged its first gold medal in the Asian Games in 1990 which resulted strong developments in the Arabic country following Mayen Khanji’s title in Beijing. Gayath Tayfour acquired bronze in 1994, Mohammad Kaddour in 1998, Yasser Sheikhan and Nasser Al-Shami both reached the same results in the 2002 Busan edition.

Mohammad Ghossoun won their last gold medal in the 2010 Asian Games in Guangzhou, China where Wessam Salamana earned another bronze for Team Syria. The Syrians competed in all of the main events in the previous years and they had successful missions at the Mediterranean Games and at the Arab Sports Games as well.

Ahmad Ghossoun earned his first ASBC medal as a youth boxer in 2014 and he continued his excellent performance in several international competitions in the previous years. The 27-year-old boxer moved back to the light middleweight (71kg) and following his gold medal at the Arab Sports Games and the Mediterranean Games, he is Syria’s main medal hopeful at the Asian Games.

The Ghossoun family is the most famous in Syria’s boxing life, Ahmad and his elder brother, Alaaldin are the country’s prides. Alaaldin Ghossoun also had a bronze from the ASBC Asian Boxing Championships and the heavyweight (92kg) boxer amazed in the Arab Sports Games this July when he won his weight class.

Mohamed Moulayes joined the national team in 2013 and the energetic super heavyweight (+92kg) boxer made an outstanding record in the ASBC Asian Elite Boxing Championships. He earned three bronze medals in the history of the event and he is planning to do at least the same in Hangzhou.

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