Palestinian athletes win 8 medals in Arab Youth Muay Thai Championship

Palestinian athletes have showcased their prowess in the Arab Youth Muay Thai Championship held recently in the Libyan capital, Tripoli, winning a remarkable total of 8 medals, including 2 gold and 6 bronze.

Demonstrating exceptional skill and determination, the Palestinian athletes impressed both fans and opponents alike throughout the championship. Their spirited performances earned them a well-deserved collection of medals, underscoring the dedication and commitment of the country’s Muay Thai Union, which has consistently achieved success on regional and international stages.

Among the standout achievements was young Mosab Mustafa, who secured the gold medal after emerging victorious in 4 intense matches. Another shining star was Layan Eleis, who won the 51kg weight class, capturing a gold medal and adding to the Palestinian tally.

The bronze medals were also claimed by determined Palestinian athletes Laith Khalid, Adam Akila, Ibrahim Abu Jamous, Baraa Khanfar, Mohammad Jalal, and Omar Natasha, who all showcased their skill and determination throughout the championship.

The Palestinian representation went beyond the athletes, as international referees Hudhaifa Abu Al-Hajj and Zaher Shreid, both from the Palestinian refugee community in Lebanon, contributed their expertise to officiate a number of matches.

The tournament saw the participation of youth teams from 15 Arab nations, including Libya, the UAE, Syria, Morocco, Iraq, Palestine, Jordan, Bahrain, Egypt, Yemen, Lebanon, Kuwait, Mauritania, Algeria, and Tunisia. The event served as a platform for healthy competition and the showcasing of talent from across the Arab world.

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