President of Qatar Olympic Committee (QOC) HE Sheikh Joaan bin Hamad al-Thani has praised the success of the 18th Asian Games Jakarta-Palembang 2018.
Spectators cheered in the stands as the gold medal-winning Qatari players shook hands with their beaten Bahraini rivals and said “hard luck” to them after their thrilling handball final at the Asian Games Friday.
The hearts pounded, the pulses raced and the nerves jangled. At the end of it all, there was a collective exhalation of relief. The crowd had been involved in the action for a gripping 70 minutes, and although everybody fancied some more of the same, nobody knew how they could have handled it.
Qatar Olympic Committee (QOC) president HE Sheikh Joaan bin Hamad al-Thani and Asian Athletics Association president Dahlan al-Hamad pose with Qatar's 4x400m relay gold-winning quartet.
Qatari equestrian Sheikh Ali bin Khalid Al-Thani won Thursday a silver medal in the jumping event of the Asian Games currently taking place in Indonesia.
Qatar's Abdurrahman Samba has won the gold medal in the 400m hurdles at the 18th Asian Games, which is currently being held in Jakarta, Indonesia, until 2 September.
World athletics chief Sebastian Coe has dismissed concerns over countries potentially boycotting next year's world championships in Doha over simmering political tensions in the Gulf region.