The Doha Golf Club premises, once the exclusive preserve of golfers, will soon be a hotbed of a wide range of community sports activity, including football, cricket, rugby and baseball, it was announced yesterday.
Spectators cheered in the stands as the gold medal-winning Qatari players shook hands with their beaten Bahraini rivals and said “hard luck” to them after their thrilling handball final at the Asian Games Friday.
The hearts pounded, the pulses raced and the nerves jangled. At the end of it all, there was a collective exhalation of relief. The crowd had been involved in the action for a gripping 70 minutes, and although everybody fancied some more of the same, nobody knew how they could have handled it.
‘I have no words to express how happy I am to help Qatar win the gold today. It feels amazing’
Saina Nehwal made history yesterday by winning India’s first singles medal in badminton at the Asian Games in 36 years, but you could easily sense her disappointment at probably not making a deeper impact on the tournament.
Qatar will most likely win the 400m hurdles gold medal at the Asian Games today with Abderrahman Samba being the hot favourite.
Qatar would be aiming to finish considerably higher than their current 20th place on the medals table after Abdalelah Haroun and Ashraf Elseify delivered a gold each in the 400m and hammer throw respectively at the Asian Games Sunday.
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