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Posted On: 9 April 2012 11:36 am
Updated On: 12 November 2020 02:11 pm

Qatari shooter enters Olympics race

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Air rifle shooter Bahia Al Hamad (pictured) has been confirmed as the third woman in the Qatar team to compete at the London Olympics, the Qatar Olympic Committee said yesterday. Al Hamad, 19, will compete in the 10 metres competition after winning a silver medal in the team event at the Arab Shooting Championships last month. She was Qatar’s most successful athlete at the 2011 Arab Games in Doha with three gold medals and two silvers. She joins swimmer Mohammed Wafa Arakji and 100 and 200 metres sprinter Noor Al Malki in the Qatar team. “We are absolutely delighted that we have been able to secure another place for one of our young female athletes at London 2012,” Qatar Olympic Committee General Secretary Sheikh Saoud bin Abdulrahman Al Thani said in a statement. “We are grateful to the IOC (International Olympic Committee) for their support in helping make this happen.” REUTERS The peninsula