Syria topped the team rankings with four gold medals in the Arab Elite Boxing Championships which was held in Khartoum
The highlight of the week, the Arab Elite Boxing Championships finished with its 10 final contests in the fourth competition day in Sudan’s capital city in Khartoum. Syria topped the team rankings with their four gold and four silver medals in the event with an amazing comeback to the Arab Elite Boxing Championships.
Qatar claimed one silver and one bronze medal in the Arab Elite Boxing Championships in Khartoum where among the Asian countries Palestine was also able to get two bronze medals. AIBA Executive Committee member and ASBC Vice-President Mr. Yousuf Ali Al-Kazim followed all of the contests in the venue in Sudan’s capital.
The Western Asian National Federations sent teams to the Arab Elite Boxing Championships which is one of their last active preparations to the upcoming Bangkok ASBC Asian Confederation Boxing Championships. The Sudan Boxing Federation hosted also the last 2018 edition of the Arab Elite Boxing Championships and the competition returned to the African country once again.
Syria’s Hussin Al-Masri claimed Asia’s first title in Khartoum
Syria’s Islamic Solidarity Games winner Hussin Al-Masri was the ASBC Discovery of the Year 2017 and impressed all of his coaches and experts with his strong development. The Syrian light flyweight (49kg) boxer had to meet in the final of the Arab Elite Boxing Championships with Algeria’s Mohamed Soltani and he was able to get the control of the bout quickly. The 27-year-old Syrian boxer used his excellent footwork and pressurizing style to beat his North African opponent achieving Asia’s first title in Khartoum.
Syria’s No.1 Ahmad Ghossoun won his next title in the Arab Boxing Championships
Syria’s Ahmad Ghossoun is a well-known boxer in the region since 2013 in spite of the fact he is only 23. He claimed silver medal in the 2014 ASBC Asian Confederation Youth Boxing Championships and bronze at the 2015 ASBC Asian Confederation Elite Boxing Championships in Bangkok. Syria’s top boxer moved up to the middleweight (75kg) and following his strong performance at the Makran Box Cup in Iran, he continued his winning path also in the Arab Elite Boxing Championships. Ghossoun eliminated Qatar’s Mohammed Abdulla in the semi-finals and he was slightly better than Algeria’s Younes Nemouchi in their title contest.
Syria’s third title was achieved by Alaaldin Ghossoun
Ahmad Ghossoun’s elder brother Alaaldin is member of the national team since 2011 but he is on the top now following his plenty of international experiences. The ASBC Asian Confederation Boxing Championships bronze medallist Alaaldin Ghossoun also won the Makran Box Cup in Iran last month and he was enough strong to get his next title. The 27-year-old boxer controlled all of the rounds against Algeria’s Mohamed Said Hamani and won the title of the heavyweight (91kg) in Khartoum.
Mohamed Moulayes earned Syria’s fourth gold medal in Khartoum
Syria’s Mohamed Moulayes joined to their national squad in 2013 and quickly won a bronze medal at the Amman 2013 ASBC Asian Confederation Boxing Championships. He repeated that performance also in the 2017 edition of the ASBC Asian Confederation Boxing Championships in Tashkent. The 26-year-old super heavyweight (+91kg) boxer had a tough semi-final in Khartoum but following that narrow success he dominated his final fight against Sudan’s Abdulrahman Mansor.
The Asian medallists in the Arab Elite Boxing Championships
Gold medal – Hussin Al-Masri, Syria, 49kg
Gold medal – Ahmad Ghossoun, Syria, 75kg
Gold medal – Alaaldin Ghossoun, Syria, 91kg
Gold medal – Mohamed Moulayes, Syria, +91kg
Silver medal – Ward Ali, Syria, 52kg
Silver medal – Mohammad Ali, Syria, 56kg
Silver medal – Ammar Haidar, Syria, 64kg
Silver medal – Thulasi Tharumalingam, Qatar, 69kg
Silver medal – Yahya Taha, Syria, 81kg
Bronze medal – Ammar Merie, Syria, 60kg
Bronze medal – Hanna Imseeh, Palestine, 69kg
Bronze medal – Mohammed Abdulla, Qatar, 75kg
Bronze medal – Qasim Abudabaat, Palestine, 81kg
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