Qatar Men Beat Latvia for Beach Volleyball Bronze

Published August 7th, 2021 - 09:43 GMT
Qatar's Ahmed Tijan (R) gestures beside partner Cherif Younousse in their men's beach volleyball bronze medal match between Latvia and Qatar during the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at Shiokaze Park in Tokyo on August 7, 2021. (Photo: AFP)
Qatar's Ahmed Tijan (R) gestures beside partner Cherif Younousse in their men's beach volleyball bronze medal match between Latvia and Qatar during the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at Shiokaze Park in Tokyo on August 7, 2021. (Photo: AFP)

Qatar beat Latvia 21-12, 21-18 to claim the Men's Beach Volleyball bronze medal at the Tokyo Olympics on Saturday.

It is the first Olympic medal in the sport for any country in the Middle East and the first for Arabs in team sports.

Ahmed Tijan and Cherif Younousse gave Qatar their third medal at the Olympics.

Norway clinched the gold medal as they defeated the ROC 21-17, 21-18 in the final.

Qatar beach volleyball team (Photo: AFP)

Qatari stars Ahmed Tijan (L) and partner Cherif Younousse pose with their national flag as they celebrate winning their men's beach volleyball bronze medal match between Latvia and Qatar during the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at Shiokaze Park in Tokyo on August 7, 2021. (Photo by Angela WEISS / AFP) 


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