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Ayoub El-Idrissi arrives in Tokyo

Tokyo-Qatar’s judoka Ayoub El-Idrissi arrived in Tokyo on Monday to participate in Tokyo 2020 Olympics, which will be held in Japan between July 23 and August 8.

Ayoub Al Idrissi secured his spot at the Olympics well after collecting 699 points thanks to his impressive run in 2020 and 2021, especially in the recent Grand Slam tournaments in Georgia, Turkey and Russia, and the World Championships in Hungary in last June.

For his part, Qatar’s shooter Mohammed Al Rumaihi has underlined his readiness to battle for top honors at the Olympic Games.

The trap shooter will begin his campaign at Tokyo Olympics on July 28 with qualifications while finals will be staged on July 29.

Al Rumaihi had won an Olympic quota place at the 2019 Asian Championships in Doha.

Rower Tala Abujbara, who arrived on Saturday, have continued her finals preparations for the games for the second day.

After their arrival in Tokyo on Sunday, Qatar’s volleyball duo of Cherif Younousse and Ahmed Tijan had their first practice session in Tokyo on Monday.

The preliminary rounds of beach volleyball event will begin next Saturday while the finals will be held on August 07.

With only few days to go for the start of the 2020 Olympic Games, Qatar’s athletics stars stepped up their preparations for the games at their training camp in Takasaki.

Qatar’s Bashayer al-Mnawari will be the first Qatari athlete to hit the track at Women’s 100m event.

Started out as a triple jump athlete, then found herself in short distance running, Almanwari is a West Asian champion in 2013 and 5-time GCC champion.

In Monday morning, Qatar’s media delegation chief, Abdulhadi Al Sahli attended the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games’ media meeting hosted by the Games organizing committee, at which logistics and media issues of the games, including transport, social media platforms, COVID-19 preventive measures and media personnel’s accreditations were discussed and approved.

Source: Qatar Olympic Committee