Table Tennis Team Flies to Syria [Archives:2000/34/Sports]

August 21 2000

The national junior team for table tennis has left Yemen for Syria to take part in the 17th Arab Championship scheduled on August 21-31 2000. The team comprises:
– Mohammed Al-Hashidi
– Yasser Al-Sabahi
– Wail Al-Qirshi
– Ahmad Al-Matari
– Ahmad Al-Hashidi
– Hussam Saif
The administrative board includes Ali Taha, technical supervisor in the Table Tennis General Association and umpire Nabil Zoqari.
The Yemeni team has already undergone a training camp in China and is planned to undergo another one in Damascus before the beginning of the Championship.
Locally, Ahli Sanaa was able to place itself top in the Republic Championship in both the singles and the doubles championships last week. Mohammed Al-Hashidi and Yasser Al-Sabahi from Ahli Sanaa held the first two positions followed by Wail Al-Qirshi of Wahdah Sanaa, and last year champion in the third place.