Nasser al-Shami

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Nasser al-Shami
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Born June 27, 1982 (1982-06-27) (age 35)

Nasser Al Shami (born June 27, 1982) is a Syrian boxer, who competed in the heavyweight division (– 91 kg) at the 2004 Summer Olympics and won a bronze medal. Nasser Al-Shami was allegdly injured on the 4-July-2011 by Syrian security forces while protesting against the Syrian government of Bashar Al-Assad.

Career[edit]

At the 2002 Asian Games he was defeated by Shoukat Ali and won the bronze medal. He qualified for the Athens Games by winning the gold medal at the 2004 Asian Amateur Boxing Championships in Puerto Princesa, Philippines. In the final he defeated Kazakhstan's Pavel Storozhuk.

Olympics 2004:

At the 2006 Asian Games he lost to Uzbek Jasur Matchanov by walkover.

Injury[edit]

On July 4, 2011, Al Shami participated in the 2011 Syrian uprisings against the Syrian government, where he joined the mass protests in the city of Hama, Syria. On that day, he was allegdly injured by government security forces.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hassan, Nidaa (July 4, 2011). "The Guardian: Olympic boxer injured in Syria". London. Retrieved 4 July 2011.