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Qatar wins men’s beach volleyball bronze

Bronze medallists Cherif Samba and Ahmed Tijan of Qatar pose with their medals. (Reuters)
Bronze medallists Cherif Samba and Ahmed Tijan of Qatar pose with their medals. (Reuters)
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06 Aug 2021 11:08:03 GMT9
06 Aug 2021 11:08:03 GMT9

Qatar won the bronze medal in men’s beach volleyball, the first medal in the sport for the country — or any country in the Middle East.

Cherif Samba and Ahmed Tijan beat Latvia 21-12, 21-18 in the third-place match on Saturday morning at the Shiokaze Park venue. Samba knuckled the winning point over Edgar Tocs’ block attempt, then ran toward the stands pointing at the few fans who were there to cheer him on.

Then he dropped to his knees and planted his forehead in the sand.

AP

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