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Lebanese wins gold at water skiing championship

Lebanese water skier Silvio Chiha stands on the podium after receiving his gold medal at the Asia-Australasia Oceania (AAO) water skiing championship in Chuncheon, South Korea, Monday, Aug. 27, 2012. (The Daily Star/NNA, HO)

BEIRUT: Lebanese water skier Silvio Chiha snagged the gold medal Monday at the Asia-Australasia Oceania (AAO) water skiing championship in Chuncheon, South Korea, the state-run National News Agency reported Wednesday.

Competing against many other participants from around the globe, Chiha, the only competitor from Lebanon in the tournament, is the first Asian to take the AAO title.

According to the NNA, Shaw Boom Gun of South Korea placed second and Australian Joshua Bryant finished third.

 

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