Qatar's Beach Volleyball Team has successfully made its place in the Volleyball World Beach Pro Tour Elite 16 finals as officially announced in an article by Volleyball World. The event was held in Rosarito, Mexico, on 27 March 2022. The team has a victorious history of bronze medal wins in the last two editions of the Olympic Games; however, this time they are aiming for the gold win.
The winning placement which was against Poland was also announced in a tweet:
Moving to the finals, the star players; Cherif Younousse and Ahmed Tijan will be confronting Dutch players; Alexander Brouwer and Robert Meeuwsen final of the men’s tournament at Rosarito Beach. The Dutch players are also previous winners of bronze medals from the Rio Games.
Although the Qatari team and Dutch team have previously tasted bronze medal victories, this would be the first time the teams are clashing for the gold medal chase since 2018.
The Qatar team have made their way to the finals despite a match loss which was played on March 25, 2022. Whereas, the Dutch team remained undefeated throughout the tournament.
The Qatari winning score against the Polish team looked like this; 21-17, 21-15 straight set.
The star-player Cherif Younousse went on to express their winning motto by stating:
"In the semifinals, you either give it all and win or give nothing and go play for bronze, but we certainly didn’t want that. We were down in the first set but recovered with Ahmed’s great defence. We kept that same level during the entire second set and that was the key for us.”
Source: Volleyball World & QNA
Cover image credit: Volleyball World
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