Posted on April 24, 2018

Aspire Academy student athletes led Qatar’s charge for medals at the 18th Arab Junior Athletics Championships held from 19-22 April at the Baccalaureate School in Amman, Jordan. The team brought home a total of seven (7) medals on the back of some impressive performances that ensured among other achievements, world junior qualification standard, a new national record as well as individual personal bests.

Straight on the back of double gold (Shot Put and Discus) in the recent GCC Championship held in Kuwait, student athlete Mohamed Ibrahim Moaaz maintained his fabulous form to repeat the feat in the same events in Amman. It was a similar tale with rising star athlete, Muhand Saifeldin who like Mooaz matched his two gold medal haul from the GCC Championship but this time round also added a 800m win in place of the 1500m he won in Kuwait. His first gold came in the 3000m steeplechase. 

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Saoud Al Humaidi went one better than his performance at the GCC Championship when his time of 14.06 sec secured a silver medal, setting a World Junior standard time. On the last day of competition, Rashid Al Suwaidi added a bronze medal for his exploits in long jump and Team Qatar picked up their last medal, a bronze, thanks to the blistering pace of Jaber Hilal Al Mamari in the 200m sprint. Team Qatar’s athletes were part of the 423 competing at the 18th Arab Junior Athletics Championships that featured athletes from 16 countries competing  who competed in 44 events.

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