Witness Qatar’s journey in the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games
After months of uncertainties due to the COVID 19 pandemic, which also necessitated the postponement by one year, the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games finally got underway today with a spectacular opening ceremony inside the ultra-modern Olympic Stadium in Tokyo.
A total of 15 athletes - Mutaz Essa Barshim (Men's high jump), Abubaker Haydar Abdalla (Men's 800m), Femi Ogunode (Men's 100m), Adam Ali Musab (Men's 1500m), Abdirahman Saeed Hassan (Men's 1500m), Abderrahman Samba (Men's 400m hurdles), Bashair Obaid Al Manwari (Women's 100m), Ashraf Amgad El Seify (Men's hammer throw), Cherif Younousse and Ahmed Tijan (beach handball), Fares Ibrahim (weightlifting), Tala Abujbara (rowing), Ayoub Elidrissi (judo), Abdulaziz Al Obaidly (Swimming), Mohammed Al Ramaihi (shooting) and Nada Arakji (Swimming) - are representing Qatar at the quadrennial Summer Games.
Here's what our rowing athlete Tala Abujbar had to say after her first day of competition and about being one of our flag bearers at tonight's opening ceremony #WeAreTeamQatar pic.twitter.com/vyMCXaoiHT— Team Qatar 🇶🇦 (@qatar_olympic) July 23, 2021
It was all glitz and glamour as Team Qatar filed out to the limited onlookers during the official parade. Tala Abujbara, who had earlier competed in the qualifying round of the women's single scull event of rowing, and Mohammed Al Ramaihi were flagbearers for Qatar, which is making its 10th successive appearance at the Olympics.
Qatar will be hoping to win its first gold and add to its five medal hauls at this event.
You can follow Qatar's participation in Tokyo from the schedule highlighted below:
Please note that Asterisk (*) connotes the probability of advancing into these stages.
The Qatar Olympic Committee was established on March 14, 1979, to support local athletes and help them achieve their Olympic dreams.
The first-ever Qatari Olympic team competed at the 1984 Los Angeles Games. Qatar won its first-ever Olympic medal at the 1992 Barcelona Games and has now won a total of five Olympic medals.
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