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Posted On: 26 August 2018 04:20 pm
Updated On: 12 November 2020 02:01 pm

Qatar wins first gold at Asian Games 2018

Khadiza Begum
Khadiza Begum
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Abdalelah Haroun has won Qatar's first gold of Asian Games 2018 being held in Jakarta.

He won the 400m race in 44.89 seconds ahead of Indian Muhammed Anas Yahiya who took 45.69 to complete the race. Bahrain’s Ali Khamis took the bronze.

Fares Elbakh had won a silver yesterday in weightlifting. He set history by snatching the silver medal in the men's 94kg class at the Asian Games today.

With this gold Qatar now has 3 medals – one gold, one silver and a bronze won by shooter Hamad Ali Al Marri.

Cover image and news source : The Peninsula Qatar