4/24/2018 4:50:56 PM

Qatar shine at Arab Athletics Championships in Jordan

Qatar shine at Arab Athletics Championships in Jordan

Doha, Qatar: Aspire Academy athletes led Qatar’s charge for medals at the 18th Arab Junior Athletics Championships held from April 19 to 22 at the Baccalaureate School in Amman, Jordan.

The team brought home a total of seven medals including a world junior qualification standard, a new national record as well as individual personal bests.

Straight on the back of double gold in shot put and discus throw in the recent GCC Championship held in Kuwait, Mohamed Ibrahim Moaaz maintained his fabulous form to repeat the feat in the same events in Amman.

It was a similar tale for promising star Muhand Saifeldinm who gold in 800m and 3000m steeplechase.

Saoud Al Humaidi went one better than his performance at the GCC Championship when his time of 14.06 sec secured a silver medal, setting a World Junior standard time.

On the last day of competition, Rashid Al Suwaidi added a bronze medal in long jump and Team Qatar picked up their last medal, a bronze, by Jaber Hilal Al Mamari in 200m.

A total of 423 athletes, from 16 countries,  competed at the championships.

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