The Qatar Olympic Committee (QOC) was bestowed the National Olympic Committees' (NOC) Breakthrough Award by the Association of National Olympic Committees (ANOC) on Sunday, 24 October 2021.
H.E. QOC President Sheikh Joaan bin Hamad Al Thani received the award at the ANOC Awards 2021 held on the sidelines of the ANOC General Assembly in Crete, Greece.
Qatar Olympic Committee (QOC) bestowed National Olympic Committees' (NOC) Breakthrough Award by Association of National Olympic Committees (ANOC). QOC President received the award at ANOC Awards 2021 held on the sidelines of ANOC General Assembly. #QNAhttps://t.co/DMHSea3YWz pic.twitter.com/RxV3IasPmt— Qatar News Agency (@QNAEnglish) October 24, 2021
The NOC Breakthrough Award is presented to the NOCs who won their first-ever Olympic medal or first-ever Olympic gold medal.
Qatar clinched two gold medals at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, with team Qatar's weightlifter Fares Ibrahim winning the gold medal at the 96kg event and Mutaz Barshim claiming the gold medal of the men's high jump event. Moreover, Qatar's beach volleyball duo won Arab's first-ever Olympic medal in team sports in Tokyo.
Source: Qatar News Agency
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