Wessam lived in the countryside of Damascus with his wife and daughter. He studied for some time at the higher Institute of Tourism before working for the ministry of oil. He had to make the difficult decision to flee his country for the safety of his family and to be able to continue his sporting career.
He now lives in Saarbrücken in Germany with his wife and three children.
He represented Syria at the Olympic Games London 2012. He is now training hard in the hope to compete in Tokyo 2020 under the Olympic flag as a member of the Refugee Olympic Team.
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