Lebanese Army team at the 6th CISM World Military Games
11 Oct. 2015 – The Lebanese Army Team took part in the 6th CISM Military World Summer Games that are held in Korea. The championship started on September 30th and ended today with our marathon runners.
The Championship groups armed forces of 134 different countries. Soldiers, who may previously have met on the battlefield, now meet in friendship on the sports playing field. The ultimate goal is to contribute to world peace by uniting armed forces through sports.
The CISM Military World Games are a multisports event organized every four years, one year before the year the Olympic Games are organized. It is an event that is based on the CISM and Olympic spirit, without political, religious and racial consideration nor discrimination.
Ali Ahmad MAHMOUD lost 4 matches and won 1 in the men’s Epee preliminary round. Chafik EL KHOURY also lost 4 and won 1 game in the men’s Epee preliminary round. But unlike Ali Ahmad, Chafik qualified for the round of 68 w he played a really good bout that ended in 11-15 for the Polish here Pawel NYCZ. Ziad AL JALBOUT lost his 5 matches in the Epee preliminary round.
In the men’s Epee team round of 16, the three fencers joined forces to score 24 points to 45 against Ukraine who won gold in this team event!
In the men’s Freestyle 57kg Qualifications, Said EL CHAMI vs GRIGORYAN Gor Armenia 10-0. Men’s Freestyle 70kg Repechage Round 1, Kamal EL KHATIB vs KHAVILOV Yevhenii from Ukraine. He then faced AZIMOV Joshgun from Azerbadjian in the 1/8 Finals and lost 13-1.
In the men’s Freestyle 86kg, Michel ALSOURY faced Karamjeet NAIN from India in the qualifications lost by fall. In the men’s Freestyle 125kg qualification, Hassan HAMIEH lost against Hamdy ABDELWAHAB from Egypt in 10-0.
Now in the men’s Greco-Roman 59kg, Said EL CHAMI lost in 8-0 in the Repechage Round 1 and 8-0 in the 1/8 Final against Haitham MAHMOUD from Egypt.
Kamal EL KHATIB also played in the men’s Greco-Roman 71kg and lost in the 1/8 finals in 8-0 against Tero HALMESMAEKI from Finland. In the men’s Greco-Roman 80kg, Michel AL SOURY lost against Julius MATUZEVICIUS (LTU) in 8-0.
Hassan HAMIEH lost against Bashir BABAJANZADEHDARZI from Iran in 8-0 in the en’s Greco-Roman 130kg Repechage Round 1 and then against Oleksandr CHERNETSKYY Ukraine in the qualifications in 5-0.
Michel ALSOURI played also judo in the men’s -81kg Elimination round of 32 and was eliminated by Ippon against Yossi SISWANTO.
Nour HADID, the Lebanese 100 and 200 meters champion, ran the 100 meters in 11.01 with a strong wind of +3.2 m/s and a reaction time of 0.24! This is the first time this season he doesn’t run under 11 seconds. “It was a very long season for me. I did my best at the Lebanese Championship and I’m proud of it. But now we are all tired, our legs won’t obey our minds but it is a great experience!” Said HADID.
Hassan MANSOUR ran the 400 meters in 50.13 seconds and was placed 6th in his heat. This is his second best run of the season, the fastest was at the University Meeting in Hadath with 50.12s. He didn’t go under 50 seconds this year knowing that his personal best is 48.89. In the Lebanese Army team, Ahmad MOHSEN was the best so far on this distance.
Hassan and Nour both ran the 200 meters. MANSOUR ran the distance in 22.95 and HADID in 22.26 with again a very bad reaction time of 0.28! But our Lebanese Army athlete did their best!
Finally, our two marathoners Zaher ZAIN EDDIN and Omar ISSA were the last to compete. Zaher, who is only 23 years old, completed the 42km in 2:41:24! He finished 26 min after the first who crossed the finish line in 2 hours 15 minutes. He crossed the half marathon 1:15:36. Omar ISSA who was running alongside his teammate crossed the half marathon in 1:15.37 but couldn’t finish the marathon for unknown reasons. He crossed the 30k in 1:47:57 before withdrawing.
Our Lebanese Athletes fought hard and gave their best against the best in the world! We should not forget the ultimate goal of the Games: to contribute to world peace by uniting armed forces through sports.