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Saturday, 25 July, 2009, 22:22 ( 20:22 GMT )
AS expected, Libya’s adventure in the 9th Arab Basketball Champion-ship’s currently being held in Morocco (July 16-26) was halted when they were eliminated from the tournament at the quarterfinal stage by Egypt. The Pharaohs beat Libya 84-54 to proceed to the semi-finals with a 100 per cent record.
The Libyan national youth handball team managed to win their first ever match in a World Championship when they defeated Venezuela by 38-29 after leading 18-11 at the interval in a Preliminary Round Group D tie at the 3rd Men’s Youth World Handball Championships 2009 in Tunisia. But then lost their next two matches, against Argentina, 20-28, and favourites Croatia 42-18.
THE Arab Clubs Cycling Championship, a tour that Libya hosted recently ended with the Libyan representatives, Ittihad Alanem Alaam (cyclists pictured) winning two gold medals after finishing the final stage of the event, the fifth, in second place to eventual winners Almohafaza of Syria.
LIBYA’s best known still active footballer, Tarak Al-Tayeb has changed clubs but will still be playing professional football in Saudi Arabia. As of the coming football season he will play for Al-Shabab who reportedly have fork-ed out a $1,000,000 to sign him. He last played for Sudan’s Al Hilal.
League champions Al-Ittihad made it a League and Cup double this season in Libyan football after defeating Al-Tirsana 3-2 on penalties at the June 11 Stadium in Tripoli in the final of the Al-Fateh Cup competition
THE final of this season’s Al-Fateh Cup in Libya will be between newly crowned champions Al-Ittihad, Winners of the competition five times, and Al-Tirsana after both managed to qualify to the crunch match at the end of penalty-taking contests in their semi-final ties.
Libya rounded up its participation in the 16th Mediterranean Games in Pescara, Italy by winning its seventh medal, bronze, to add to the one goal and five bronze won previous to this one when the football team beat France 8-7 in a penalty shoot-out in the match for third/fourth place.
While all eyes will be centred on Libya’s football team today as it plays for the bronze medal against France, it must be said that the current edition of the Mediterranean Games, the 16th that ends in Pescaa, Italy, Sunday, is by far the best ever for Libya that has won six medals, one gold and five bronze. Athletics has been the most successful event with four of the medals won in this sector.
The disappointment of previous performances up till Thursday at the 16th edition of the Mediterranean Games in Pescara, Italy were completely forgotten as Libyan athletes achieved their best ever results in such an international event. Mohamed Khwaja (pictured) clinched the country’s first gold medal in these Games.
Following the first day of athletics at the 16th Mediterranean Games in Pescara, Italy, there are great expectations for at least another medal Thursday evening, with two Libyans in the final of their respective events. One of them, Mohamed Khwaj, is even favourite to win gold in the 400m. He was fastest qualifier in his semi-final heat 46.15. Also through the final is Abubaker Eighatruni in the 800m.
The much-awaited semi-final football clash between the host team, Italy, and Libya on the 7th day of the Mediterranean Games in Pescara was won by Italy. They defeated Libya, who were down to only 10 players after 68 minutes, by a goal scored after only three minutes of play through Reggio Garibaldi. It put them in the final
When it comes to Libyans, most attention today in the 16th edition of the Mediterranean Games currently being held in Pescara will be centred on our football team that will take on the hosts Italy in one of the semi-finals of the football tournament.
After the disappointing results, now comes the good news with a Libyan weightlifter, Mohamed Eshtawi winning two bronze medals in the 85kg category.
Libya have qualified to the semi-finals of the Football tournament after beating Montenegro 4-2 in a penalty-shoot-out in the decider. The first match from Group C between the two Thursday had ended scoreless. Libya will now face Italy, winners of Group 1 for a place in the final
On the fourth day of the 16th edition of the Mediterranean Games in Pescara, Italy, it was time for the Libyan beach volley players and golfers to make their debut. Though the bBach Volley lost all their matches in the preliminaries, they at least fought well and were never humiliated. They will again be in action today in three more matches.
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