Qatar’s Abdulrahman Abdulqader won gold in men’s Shot Put (F34) event at the Para-athletics Championships in London.
The championships, which will conclude on July 23, will see participation of more than 1,100 athletes from 95 countries.
Abdulqader won gold with an effort of 11.38 metres, while Iran’s Mohsen Kidi won silver with a 10.89m throw. Ecuadorian Maurice Valencia threw 10.63m for a bronze.
Abdulqader was the first Qatari medallist in the history of the Paralympic Games when he won the silver medal in Men’s Shot Put (F34) at the Paralympic Games (Rio 2016) last year.
The Qatari delegation participating in the Para-athletics Championships in London is led by Dr Hassan al-Ansari, secretary general of the Qatar Sports Federation for Special Needs. Qatar players in the championship are Abdulrahman Abdulqader, Nasser al-Sahoti, Mohamed al-Kubaisi, Khaled al-Hajri, Mohamed Khallas and Sarah Masoud.
The support staff in the delegation comprises team manager Mohamed Dahim al-Dosari, technical manager Mohamed Suhail, coaches Al Hassan Abu Thalja, Walid Maghmoul and Nabil al-Mousalmani, and specialist physiotherapist Anis Bougmoura.
The team held their outdoor camp in Poland from June 12 to July 3 in preparation for the World Championship.
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