Qatar’s talented youngster Khaled al-Jamaat clinched gold medal in the rapid chess U-14 category chess event at the GCC Youth Games, which is underway in the UAE. Qatar won another chess medal when Rawda al-Qasabi claimed bronze in the U-18 event. The Qatar chess team raised its tally to seven medals, after Hamad al-Kuwari won the gold in the individual speed chess U-14, while Ibrahim al-Janahi won the individual silver.
Layan al-Qasabi sealed the individual silver in U-18, in addition to winning two silver medals in the U-14 team competitions. The tally of the Qatari delegation in the Gulf Youth Games rose to 21 medals.
The President of Qatar Chess Federation Mohamed al-Mudhaka lauded the youngsters’ performances, hoping them to shine in future events.
On Sunday, Qatar sailing team claimed the bronze medal of optimist class at the inaugural Youth GCC Games in the UAE. Team Qatar squad included Saud al-Emadi, Ali al-Buainain, Abdulaziz al-Mahmoud, Saad al-Ibrahim and Abdullah al-Buainain.
The Games are witnessing 3,500 athletes from the six GCC nations competing in 25 individual and team sports.