As the Rio 2016 Olympic Games enters its final half, Team Qatar’s athletes put in outstanding performances to progress to next stage of their competitions.

Team Qatar excelled on 14 August, with the equestrian show jumping team qualifying for the individual event as well as the team event, with the next qualifiers slated to be held on 16 August at 4 pm Doha time.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - AUGUST 14:  Sheikh Ali Al Thani of Qatar riding First Devision competes during the Jumping Individual and Team Qualifier on Day 9 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Olympic Equestrian Centre on August 14, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.  (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
Sheikh Ali Al Thani riding First Division competes during the Jumping Individual and Team Qualifier (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Meanwhile Team Qatar’s star high jumper Mutaz Barshim made his way to the finals, to be held on Tuesday 16 August, after clearing every height at the first attempt during the qualifying round on Sunday night.

Team Qatar’s equestrian athletes will look to emulate their success on Sunday in their next rounds on 16 August. The team, consisting of Sheikh Ali bin Khalid Al Thani, Ali Al Rumaihi, Bassem Mohammed and Hamad Al Attiyah, have already made history as the first every Qatari equestrian team to compete in the Olympics. The equestrian athletes qualified to the team and individual events, with Sheikh Al bin Khalid Al Thani cruising to the next round without a single penalty point.

Also on Tuesday 16 August, Team Qatar’s Femi Ogunode will take to the track in the 200m heats 5:50 pm Doha time. The highlight of the competition will undoubtedly be the Men’s high jump final at 2:30 am Doha time on Wednesday 17th which will see Barshim compete against the greatest high jumpers in the world in a bid to build on his previous performance in London 2012.

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