The Syrian National Federation for Wushu, or Chinese Kung Fu, and the Syrian National Olympic Committee held a training workshop for Syrian Wushu clubs in Istanbul, Turkey.
Organizers of the workshop took into consideration the preventive measures as all participants were tested for the coronavirus to ensure their safety.
Five clubs comprising 35 players participated in the training workshop, which was attended by member of the Syrian Olympic Committee Ahmed Al-Khatib, European professional champion Cemil Yildirim and Ashraf Maraashli, as well as Syrian referees and champions.
Organizers said that the workshop aims to develop the skills of the athletes of the Syrian national team and to encourage Syrian youngsters in the host countries to practice sports.
The workshop also included a training course for referees and trainers as well as development programs for the athletes.
Coordinator of the Syrian Opposition Coalition’s (SOC) Office of Syndicates and Unions, Abdul Majeed Barakat, stressed the importance of the move in organizing the free Syrian sports and develop them into professional sports.
Barakat said that these participations and activities will contribute to building free Syrian sports by increasing practical experiences. He also stressed their importance in terms of the social and moral dimension, especially as they bring together athletes in the liberated areas and host countries. (Source: SOC’s Media Department)