Abdulla Al-Tamimi named Qatar’s flag bearer for Asian Games 2018

Jakarta, Aspire Academy graduate Abdulla Al Tamimi will be Qatar’s flag bearer, leading Team Qatar into Gelora Bung Karno stadium in Jakarta for the opening ceremony of the Asian Games on Saturday, 18th August.

Expressing his gratitude to lead Team Qatar, Al Tamimi said I’m so excited to carry the flag and lead the Qatari delegation into the opening ceremony of the Asian Games. I cannot express how proud and happy I am to represent my country at the largest sport event in Asia and I would like to thank everyone who has supported me. I will do my best during the competition next week and I hope to make Qatar proud. Watch us tomorrow at the Opening Ceremony and support Team Qatar.”

In 2012, Al Tamimi became the reigning world No.1 in the World Squash Federation’s junior circuit rankings (Under-19). He has also won several prestigious titles including the Under-19 Qatar Youth Open Championship in 2012 and the Under-19 Dutch Junior Open in July 2013. He also finished fourth in the World Youth Championship which took place in Poland in July 2013.

He continued to maintain his outstanding performance and Al Tamimi achieved a career best world ranking of 37 after reaching the second round of the World Squash Championships in Manchester in 2017. And more recently, Al Tamimi ranked 28 in the world after winning the 2018 Malaysian Open in July 2018.

Team Qatar’s squash players including Al Tamimi will be competing from August 23 in Jakarta.

The Opening Ceremony will take place on August 18 and broadcasted on Al Kass Channels at 3pm Doha time.

Source: Qatar Olympic Committee

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