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Al Rumaihi stays in hunt for trap qualification

Al Rumaihi stays in hunt for trap qualification

Tribune News Network
Tokyo
Qatar shooter Mohamed Al Rumaihi competed in the the men’s trap shooting qualifying rounds at the Asaka Shooting Circuit amid fierce and intense competition on Wednesday .
He finished the opening day of the qualifying rounds in the 16th place with 72 points.
Al Rumaihi’s good show can be judged from the fact that first five best finishers
led by Kuwait’s Abdulrahman Al Faihan finished on 74 points each.
Al Rumaihi had the best second round fetching 25 points. In the first and third he scored 23 and 24 points respectively. The Qatari is currently 7th on Countback.
The qualifications will continue on Day 2 on Thursday in the morning with the final scheduled for later in the day. The top six have qualified for the final thus far.
On the other hand, Team Qatar athletics stars arrived in the Olympic Village in Tokyo on Wednesday after their training camp in Takasaki, Japan.
Samba aims to turn
dream into reality
Meanwhile, the Qatar’s athletics squad finished its camp in Takasaki and has returned to the Games Athletes’ Village.
The Qatar squad is spearheaded by high jumper Mutaz Barshim and hurdler Abderrahman Samba. The team also includes Femi Ogunode, Ashraf El Saify, Abubaker Hayder, Musab Adam, Abdulrhaman Saieed and Bashayer Al Mnawari.
Samba , who will compete in the men’s 400m hurdles, on Wednesday said: “I will fight tooth and nail to honour the country in the Tokyo 2020 Olympics. Nothing is easy in these games, but I will put all efforts to run faster, turn my dream into reality and step on the Olympic podium.”
The track and field events begin on July 30 (Friday).
Hours away from the kick-off of athletics competition, Mohammed Essa Al Fadalah, Assistant Secretary-General of Qatar Athletics Federation has confirmed that the training camp of team Qatar’s athletes at the Japanese city of Takasaki went with the plan and kept the athletes
perfectly ready to fight for the best results.
“Despite the tough restrictions being imposed against the pandemic to keep the athletes safe and protected, our athletes are fully satisfied with the outcome they have from Takasaki camp,” added Al Fadalah.
On other hand, Qatar’s former sprinter and Athletics Federation’s Assistant Secretary General Talal Mansour has appreciated the standard of Qatar athletes preparations for the competition.
“This training camp met the standards of the plan set up by the federation and we are hopeful that will pay off and push up Qatar’s athletics to new heights of success,” he said.

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