Tokyo- With only two days to go for Tokyo 2020 Olympics to get underway, Team Qatar athletes have stepped up their preparations the games to be held Tokyo, Japan between July 23 and August 8.
Qatar’s volleyball duo of Cherif Younousse and Ahmed Tijan had their second practice session in Tokyo yesterday.
Mohamed Salem Al Kuwari, Administrator of Qatar's beach volleyball team stressed that he confident of team Qatar's ability to qualify for upcoming rounds and do their nation proud despite of their tough draw which placed them in Pool C where they will take on Adrian Heidrich and Mirco Gerson of Switzerland in their first match on July 25.
Pool C also includes Jacob Gibb and Taylor Crabb of the United States in addition to Adrian Carambula and Enrico Rossi of Italy.
On the other hand, Qatar’s judoka Ayoub El-Idrissi who arrived in Tokyo on Monday, began his training sessions for the games yesterday.
El-Idrissi will kick start his campaign in Men's 66kg event on Sunday.
A total of 15 athletes will proudly represent Qatar in 7 sports at Tokyo 2020 Olympics as Team Qatar will compete in a total of 7 Sports and 6 Track and Field disciplines.
Team Qatar roster in Tokyo 2020 Olympics includes; Mutaz Barshim, Abderrahman Samba, Abubaker Hayder, Abdirahman Saeed Hassan, Musab Adam, Femi Ogunode, Ashraf Amgad El-Seify (Athletics), Mohamed Al Rumaihi (Shooting), Fares Ibrahim (Weightlifting), Cherif Younouse, Ahmed Tijan (Beach Volleyball), Ayoub Al Idrisi (Judo) and Abdulaziz Al Obaidly (Swimming).
The Qatari women will be represented by Bashayer Almanwari in 100m event and Tala Abu-Jubara, the first Qatari female athlete to represent Qatar in rowing at the Olympic Games.