Ashraf Elseify secured the second gold of the day yesterday for Qatar in the hammer throw event at the Asian Games in Jakarta. This was the third medal for Qatar yesterday including the gold in the 400m men’s event and the silver in the 100m men’s sprint.
In his second throw itself, Elseify threw 75.61m to take the lead and in his fifth attempt, he threw the hammer to a distance of 76.88m to cement his gold. Dilshod Nazarov of Tajikistan took the silver with a throw of 74.16m and Sukhrob Khodjaev of Uzbekistan claimed the bronze with a seasonal best throw of 74.06m.
Earlier in the day, Abdalelah Haroun had won Qatar's first gold medal of Asian Games 2018 in 400 meter race.
Meanwhile, Qatar’s Tosin Ogunode became the second fastest man in the games by claiming the silver in the men’s 100m final today.
Now Qatar’s medal tally now stands at two golds, two silvers and one bronze – a total of five medals. Fares Elbakh had won the other silver in weightlifting and shooter Hamad Ali Al Marri won the bronze.
Source and Cover Image: The Peninsula
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