Tokyo 2020 Bronze Medallists Ahmed/Cherif lead strong field at Asian Beach Volleyball Championships

Phuket: Qatar’s beach volleyball team will participate in 2021 Asian Senior Beach Volleyball Championships which will run from November 23 to 27 in Phuket city of Thailand.

As per the draw held recently, Team Qatar (1) including Cherif Younousse and Ahmed Tijan will play in Group (B) while Team Qatar (2) including Mahmoud Essam and Said Al Mageed were drawn in Group (H).

FIVB World No.1 Ahmed Tijan/Cherif Younousse, who performed brilliantly to win bronze medal at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, the first Olympic medal for Qatar and the first-ever beach volleyball medal in the Arab world and Asia since the Olympic beach volleyball debut in 1996 in Atlanta, will return to prove their worth at the Asian meet.

The Qatari top seeds had already captured the Asian title for two times in a row in 2018 in Thailand and 2019 in China aside from handing Qatar the first beach volleyball gold in the 2018 Asian Games in Indonesia.

Source: Qatar Olympic Committee