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Sara does a first for Qatar at the Paralympic Games

Sara does a first for Qatar at the Paralympic Games


Tribune News Network
RIO DE JANEIRO
Qatar saw its first female athlete win a silver medal at the Paralympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on Friday.
Qatar's Sarah Masoud won a silver in the women's shot put F33 event at the Summer Paralympic Games, said the Qatar Olympic Committee on its website.
That makes her the first female athlete to win a medal for Qatar at the Games. And it's only the second time Qatar has won a medal at the Paralympics.
The 32-year-old Sarah threw 5.39 metres to win the prestigious second spot on the podium. The gold went to Algerian's Bojedar Asmahan who threw 5.72. In third place was UAE's Sarah Al Sinani who managed 5.9 metres.
Celebrating her triumph, a tweet from the Qatar team said,"Sara Masoud is Qatar's first ever female #Paralympics silver medallist! #YallaQatar #Rio2016 #BeyondIncredible!"
Sarah is one of the three athletes representing Qatar at this edition of the Paralympic Games. The other two being Mohammed Rashid al Kubaisi (men's wheelchair event 100m) and Abdulrahman Abdulgader (men's shot put and javelin throw).
Abdelrahman Abdelqader had won the first medal last week, with a silver in men's shot put.
Like the Summer Olympics, the Paralympic Games are held every four years. It is a competition for athletes with physical disabilities, including mobility issues, blindness and amputations.
Qatar first began competing in the Paralympic Games in Atlanta in 1996. This year, Qatar sent three athletes to compete in four different events.
Result: Women's Shot Put - F33: Gold: Asmahan Boudjadar (ALG); Silver: Sara Hamdi Masoud (QAT); Bronze: Sara Alsenaani (UAE).

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