The Qatari beach basketball suffered a 16-21 defeat against Mongolia in the 3rd Asian Beach Games being held in Haiyang City, China on Monday.
After their defeat, the Qatari team occupied the third place in the group (A) behind Thailand and Mongolia who have qualified to the second round. Additionally, the Qatari beach soccer team lost to Thailand 2-1 on Monday. The Qatari team compete in group (D) alongside Iran, Japan and Thailand.
On the other hand, the Qatari beach handball team will take on Pakistan in the fourth round of Asian Beach Games on Tuesday. Moreover, the powered paragliding competitions continued on Monday with participation of 40 athletes representing 11 countries where Qatar is represented by Jamal Ibrahim Al-Manai.
The Asian Beach Games is one of the five major multi-sport games under the OCA. It is the first time for China to host the biyearly beach sport gala. The inaugural Asian Beach Games was held in Bali, Indonesia, in October 2008 while the second edition was held in Muscat, Oman, in December 2010.
A total of 49 gold medals will be contested in 13 sports, namely sport climbing, dragon boat, beach handball, beach soccer, beach volleyball, beach basketball, beach sepaktakraw, beach kabaddi, water skiing, beach woodball, wind surfing, roller skating and powered paragliding, with beach volleyball being the only Olympic sport.
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