Athletic

Younousse and Tijan storm into quarterfinals

Tokyo: Qatar’s Cherif Younousse and Ahmed Tijan qualified to the quarterfinals of the Tokyo 2020 men’s Olympic beach volleyball tournament.

The Qatari duo defeated USA’s Nick Lucena and Phil Dalhausser 2-1 (14-21, 21-19, 15-11) in the round-of-16 at on Sunday.

“Thank god we won this game!” Cherif exclaimed. “We were ready for a long game. We know each other really well. We trained in Orlando with them for about a month and a half. They know us really well. We know them really well. Even in practice, our games are always very long. So I can say we were not expecting an easy game. Now the first step is done. We’re ready for the second step.”

On the other hand, the world bronze medallist Abderrahman Samba of Qatar qualified to the final of Men’s 400m hurdles.

In the semifinals held on Sunday, Samba clocked a time of 47.47 seconds to secure his spot in final showdown on Tuesday.

In Men’s 100m event, Qatar’s Femi Seun Ogunode crashed out after clocking a time of 10.17 seconds in the semifinals on Sunday.

 

Source: Qatar Olympic Committee

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