The Free Syrian National Karate team participated in the International Karate Championship held in Gaziantep, Turkey and which concluded on Wednesday. The team, which was headed by trainer and international referee Ali Ahmed, was comprised of Moataz Bellah Ali, who is 8 years old, and his brother Osama Ali, who is 13 years old.
Moataz Bellah won a silver medal in the individual kata, for the 35 kg weight category, while his brother Osama won a bronze medal in the individual kata, for the 45 kg weight category.
Moataz Bellah also won a silver medal in the Junior World Karate Championship which concluded on May 1st in the Turkish city of Istanbul, while his brother Osama came fourth in the individual kata. (Source: Syrian Coalition)