Lebanon earned two new bronze medals in the international Beirut Open Taekwondo Tournament that concluded on Sunday, raising its medal count to 18.
The tournament was held in the Nouhad Naufal Stadium in Zouk Mikael, where 270 players from 38 countries around the world competed in several categories.
Lebanese competitors Anna Haddad (U-49) and Mariella Bou Habib (U-53) each won a bronze medal during the third edition of the event, which was organized by the Lebanese Taekwondo Federation (LTF).
Medals were distributed to players at the end of the tournament by the president of the LTF, Habib Zarife, and the respective heads of the delegations of participating nations.
After winning these two medals, Lebanon now has a total of 18 taekwondo championship medals won over the past week.
Beirut had just recently hosted the 2021 Asian Taekwondo Championships, during which Lebanese competitors brought home 16 medals (3 in free-form sparring and 13 in Poomsae).
In other sports news, Lebanon recently qualified for the beach volleyball Olympic semi-finals for the first time ever.
For its part, the Lebanese national football team has made it to the third round of the 2022 FIFA World Cup Qualifiers.
Meanwhile, Lebanese weightlifter Mahassen Hala Fattouh is preparing to compete in the Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympics after becoming the first woman to ever represent Lebanon in Olympic weightlifting.