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Qatar Olympic Committee’s New Wave of Talented Athletes

Team Qatar’s success at the recent GCC Women’s Games and FIG Artistic Gymnastics World Cup celebrated as focus turns to upcoming Doha Diamond League and AVC Beach Tour

The Qatar Olympic Committee (QOC) introduced a new wave of talented athletes that are achieving success for Qatar on the international stage, demonstrating the continued strength and depth of sports development in Qatar. Athletes representing Team Qatar in gymnastics, beach volleyball, and at the recent GCC Women’s Games were among those celebrated at the QOC’s April media briefing.

Speaking about Team Qatar’s talented athletes, QOC Secretary General Dr Thani Abdulrahman Al Kuwari said that QOC is working closely with each of the country’s National Sport Federations to provide the highest level of support for all athletes and ensure that they have everything they need to reach their full potential.

Team Qatar’s female athletes excelled at the recent GCC Women’s Games hosted in Doha when they won a total of 60 medals – 21 gold, 20 silver and 19 bronze, ahead of Bahrain in second place with 40 medals and UAE in third place with 32 medals. Over 350 athletes from across the GCC participated in 10 sports with 88 athletes representing Team Qatar. The performance of Qatar’s athletes is a huge improvement from the last edition of the Games in 2014 when Qatar finished fourth in the medal’s table.

Doha also hosted the FIG Artistic Gymnastics World Cup for the tenth consecutive year this March. Two hundred forty gymnasts from 33 countries participated.

Doha will also be hosting major international events this coming May when the Doha Diamond League returns to Qatar Sports Club and the AVC Aspire Beach Tour returns to Aspire Park.

This year’s Doha Diamond League will take place on 5 May at Qatar Sports Club. The AVC Beach Tour will be held at Aspire Park from 3-6 May. Tickets for Doha Diamond League available online at q-tickets.com.

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