Team Qatar Paralympic champions returned home to a warm welcome on Tuesday morning after participating in Tokyo 2020 Paralympics which featured the participation of 4400 athletes from 160 nation.
Qatar’s Abdulrahman Abdulqader claimed the bronze of men’s F34 shot put event with a season’s best of 11.36M.
The Qatari delegation was received at the Hamad International Airport by the QOC Secretary General H.E. Jassim bin Rashid Al-Buenain and Board Members of the Qatar Paralympic Committee.
H.E QOC Secretary General praised Abdulrahman Abdulqader’s amazing achievement in Tokyo and said that this is the second Paralympic medal of the Qatari star after his first-ever medal in 2016 Rio Paralympics Games.
"Abdulqader has fought tooth and nail in 2020 Tokyo Paralympics Games to dedicate this glorious bronze medal to our nation” He added.
Al-Buenain also appreciated the efforts of the Qatar Paralympic Committee under the presidency of Sheikh Abdulrahman bin Saud Al Thani which made this achievement possible.
After this glorious victory, Abdulqader dedicated this bronze medal to HH the Amir Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al-Thani and to the Qatari people, he said he is over the moon and so proud after clinching his second medal in the Paralympic Games.
Abdulrahman Abdulqader occupied the third place in men’s F34 shot put event behind Jordan’s Ahmad Hindi who took the gold medal with a new world record of 12.25M while Morocco’s Azeddine Nouiri clinched the silver medal with an effort of 11.55M.
In Rio 2016 Paralympics, Abdulqader won Qatar’s first-ever Paralympic medal when he claimed the silver medal of the same event with a 11.15M throw.
Team Qatar star Sara Masoud concludes her participation in Tokyo 2020 Paralympics with a season best of 5.42m to take the sixth place in women's F33 shot put event.
Masoud is the first ever woman crowned with a Paralympic Games medal in the history of the nation when she won the F33 Shot Put silver in Rio 2016 Paralympic Games.