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Posted On: 2 August 2019 09:52 am
Updated On: 12 November 2020 02:04 pm

Qatari swimmers all set for Swimming World Cup 2019

Arvin Garcia
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Qatari swimmers Abdulazizi Al Obaidli and Firas Al Saeedi will participate in the first round of Swimming World Cup 2019 which is set to kick-off in Tokyo, Japan, on Friday and ends on Sunday.

It comprises of seven meets distributed in three clusters: in August, immediately after the conclusion of the 18th FINA World Championships in Gwangju (KOR), the world's swimming elite will first visit Tokyo (JPN, August 2-4), then Jinan, in China (August 8-10), and finally Singapore on August 15-17.

After a pause in September, the second cluster will see action in Budapest (HUN), on October 4-6, and then in Berlin (GER) on October 11-13. It is a "return" of the German capital to the circuit - since 2000, Berlin is a traditional, and successful host of a Swimming World Cup leg, having only missed the organization of an event in 2014, 2015 and 2018. Finally, the World Cup will come to an end in Kazan (RUS, November 1-3) and Doha (QAT - November 7-9).

All the meets will take place in a 50m-pool and will be qualifying events for the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo.

It is worthy to note that Doha has been hosting one of the rounds of the Swimming World Cup annually since 2012.

Source: QNA