Tons of new records at the Lebanese Athletics Age Group Championship 2016

26 Apr. 2016 – The Lebanese Athletics Federation organized on April 21, 22 and 23 the Lebanese Age Group Championship for the Kids (10-11), Bantam (12-13) and the Midget (14-15) categories.

[Athletics Age Group Championship – 7 Records on Day 1!]

With the new disciplines that were added, the young athletes broke tons of records during the championship. We should also note that the Kids category was added two years ago. These new changes gave the youth athletes the opportunity to compete at a young age (10-11) in a variety of disciplines.

Some other people may think that kids should play instead of competing at an early age. They may also say that some of the disciplines are too hard for youngsters. But, at the end of the day, it is the coach’s choice and decision to make.

Our athletes did amazing performances during this championship. Mayssa MOUAWAD (CSJ) was one of the stars of the championship; she broke the 60m Bantam record in 8.16 and the high jump record with 1.50m. She also helped her teammates win the relay to finally collect three gold medals!

William YAMMIN (Champville) throw the ball to 41.08 meters! In the kids category, the ball throw replaces the javelin throw in a way. Jad BHAMDOUNI (Champville) broke the discuss throw midget record with 34.59 meters!

Angie SALEH (Ansar) jumped an amazing 5.03 meters. The midget girl was only 4cm away from breaking the record! Ronald KASSAB (CSJ) jumped 1.62 meters in high jump to set a new bantam record.

Maria MANSOUR (Maristes Jbeil) set a new record in the discuss throw for the Bantam category throwing a great 22.15 meters. Her teammate Maurice EL HAJJ set a new record for the bantam category in the same discipline throwing the discus at 29.76 meters!

Joya FEGHALI (Antonins) impressed everyone in the 2000m finishing the race with an amazing time of 7:39.54 in the bantam category. Farah TAYYAR (CSJ) set a new bantam record in the 300 meters with 43.70 seconds.

We wish them all to continue in this career path and become great Senior athletes!