We always feel thrilled by the accomplishments of our Lebanese people, yet we are never surprised. They are always succeeding in occupying the top lists since forever, feeding further our pride in our fellow nationals. The ongoing world competition in Dubai is one of these pride-feeding times when our nation is toasting and cheering out loud for our achievers.
From the very start of its participation, it scored a gold medal and two bronze medals in the World Indoor Games. Our winners are:
#1 Sheriff Bitar: Gold medal for the category of 100 meters at 19.76 seconds.
#2 Rami Al-Masri: First Bronze medal, scoring the same distance in 25 seconds.
#3 Sarah Harek: Second Bronze medal in the 30-meter race at 10.19 seconds.
Lebanon's second participation was even better, reaping victory by winning 4 medals:
#1 Two Gold medals in table tennis and swimming.
#2 One Silver medal in skateboarding.
#3 One Bronze medal in swimming.
In addition to the above won medals, Lebanon is expected to achieve three Silver medals in table tennis, which might turn into Gold in the match for its players on Sunday.
The Special Olympics World Games is a global sports event held for the first time in the Middle East and is dedicated to people with intellectual disabilities.
This Special event kicked off on Thursday the 14th with a grand opening ceremony at the Zayed Sports City. 7,500 athletes with intellectual disabilities are participating, representing more than 190 nations.
The grand opening included many featuring performances from global superstars, including Canadian pop star Avril Lavigne, and Puerto Rican singer Luis Fonsi of the 2017 hit song "Despacito."
The Special Olympics World Games will host 24 Olympic sports' competitions over a period of seven days and across nine venues in Abu Dhabi and Dubai.