The 6th edition of Francophone Games, a cultural and multi-sport event joining 3000 artists and sportsmen from French language speaking countries, opened in Beirut on 27 September, with the athletics competitions starting yesterday 1 October in the Cite Sportive Camille Chamoun.

Egypt took a double success in the Discus Throw, the first final of the Games, with Omar El Ghazaly (61.01) and Yasser Fathy Ibrahim (59.56), the gold and silver medallists.

El Ghazaly, 25, whose record at World Championships (6th in 2007 and 9th in 2009) made him a clear favourite, had all of his 5 measured throws (60.89, x, 60.57, 59.93, 60.33, 61.01, 61.01) farther than the best attempt by the silver medallist Ibrahim…..Read More

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