10/5/2016 7:11:28 AM

Pereira, Cherif shine

Pereira, Cherif shine

QATAR dominated the beach volleyball event at the Fifth Asian Beach Games, winning gold and silver, at Danang, Vietnam.

Qatar’s leading pair of Jefferson Pereira and Cherif Younousse beat the country’s second team comprising Ahmed Tijan and Julio Cesar 21-18, 21-15.

Qatar won five gold, one silver and a bronze to finish seventh overall.

Qatar’s handball team beat Oman 6-2 in a thrilling shoot-out to clinch gold. The teams were level at 45-45.

Earlier, Qatar’s 3x3 basketball team retained the gold medal with a 15-12 win against Mongolia in the final.

Qatar won two gold medals in athletics — in Cross-Country team event and singles, where Edris Mosa finished on top and Jamal Hairane third. 

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