Five athletic athletes poised to make history at Paris 2024

Syrian gymnast makes history

The Syrian Arab Republic It’s not the first country that comes to mind when you think of it Artistic gymnastics. In fact, the country has never sent a sports delegation to the Olympics. Lies Najjar That statistic is poised to change for good.

He was recently given a global quota International Gymnastics Federation (FIG), allowing him to enter artistic gymnastics events Paris 2024.

The American-born representative of the Syrian Arab Republic began her career in artistic gymnastics with an injury. his father, Maher Najjar, told the Michigan Daily„He was flipping through the house, [and] hit him on the head”

„He was very active and very active,” Najjar explained. „Then I said, 'Look, I’m going to put him in a game where he gets all that activity out.’ I chose gymnastics for him.

Lais Najjar took the test well and quickly rose through the youth ranks. He eventually made the men’s gymnastics team University of MichiganHe continues to train ahead of Paris 2024.

He finished 49th in the all-around 2022 FIG Artistic Gymnastics World Championships Inside Liverpool, EnglandAnd claimed gold all around 2023 Arabic sports games Inside Oran, Algeria.

Supported by his parents, who serve as team doctor and team leader, Najjar hopes to give Syrians something to cheer about at Paris 2024.

Artistic Gymnastics will begin on July 27 Percy Arena.

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