syria sports champion hisham al raqsheh assassinated in damascus

Sports Champion Hisham al-Raqsheh Assassinated in Damascus

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Jan 12, 2013

DAMASCUS, (SANA)- An armed terrorist group on Saturday assassinated champion Hisham al-Raqsheh in Housh Blas area in Damascus.
An official source told SANA reporter that a terrorist group opened fire on al-Raqsheh while he was on his way back home, causing his immediate death.
Al-Raqsheh worked as a coach for the Syrian walking team. He got the second place in West Asia Championship 2010 and won the Republic’s Championship in 10 km race walking in 2002.
The late champion represented Syria in several sports occasions and international marathon tournaments, the latest was Beirut International Marathon last November.

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