5th Fazaa International Athletics Competition
Dubai 21-27 March 2013

460 athletes from 32 countries participated in this competition in Dubai. BaraianCiprian (17), Ciorap Abel (15) (both CCSH Lamont), their first appearance in an international competition. Marlena Chitu (Galati) was the trainer. On the first day Ciprian ran the 100m and came in 4th.

The second day : Abel came in 5th in the 1500m, while Ciprian achieved 7th place in shot put. Day three saw Ciprian qualify for the 2013 World Championships in France at the javelin with a personal best throw of 35,58 metres and also achieving a new European record.

On the last day Abel  participated in the 800 metres. Abel ran a superb race and won the bronze medal racing against two top Russian athletes over 10 years older than him. This is a very young team with tremendous potential and the excellent results in Dubai offer great hope for athletics representatives in the 2016 Paralympics in Rio and future worldwidecompetitions.