Syria's shot-put champion has found a new use for his skills.
The athlete, Abu Al-Kazem, is now a commander of a brigade of the rebel Free Syrian Army (FSA) in Deir Al-Zour. He uses his athletic talent to throw large and heavy bombs, which others find difficult to throw.
A report about Al-Kazem aired March 23 on the Lebanese Al-Jadid TV channel. It was translated by the Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI).