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A CHAMPION FOR CHANGE

Silvio Chiha is an award-winning athlete who has received plenty of awards representing Lebanon. However, these days his focus is on youth empowerment, democratizing sports, and showing Lebanon’s best face to the world.

Many know Silvio Chiha as a water skiing and wake boarding champion. He holds three gold medals from Asian championships, including the prestigious Asia-Australasia Oceania (AAO) water skiing championship in South Korea. Outside of the water, Chiha has garnered many awards in Sanda Chinese boxing, judo, white weapon, and mixed martial arts. At 29, Chiha has fully retired from professional sports but still trains in boxing, gymnastics, judo, and wakeboarding every day.

Today, one of his key missions is to raise awareness among the new generation. Chiha visits as many schools as he can and speaks to the youth. “It’s better to raise healthy children than fix broken men,” he says. “I want the new generation to

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