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Qatari runner sprints his way into Tokyo Olympics 2020


The Tokyo Olympics in 2020 will feature a Qatari athlete. 

Qatari athlete Musab Adam solidified his appearance at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics for the 1500-meter race, after winning the qualifying race at Aspire Academy on Sunday.

The Aspire Academy graduate achieved a time of 3 minutes, 32 seconds and 41 milliseconds (3.32.41). Adam sprinted against Jamal Hayran, Ismail Noureddine, and Abdul Rahman Hassan.

The Summer Olympics will be held in Tokyo from July 30 to August 8 2021. 

Musab Adam is the latest athlete to join the ‘Al Adaam’ team for Tokyo, along with gold-medallist Mutaz Barshim, Abdel Rahman Samba in the 400-meter hurdles race, Ashraf Al Saifi in the hammer toppling, and Abu Bakr Haidar in the 800-meter race.

Adam had previously won two gold medals at the Asian Youth Championships for the 3,000-meter steeplechase, and the 5,000-meter race hosted by China in Taipei in 2014.

He also won the bronze in the Asian Men’s and Women’s Championships in the 1500-meter sprint that Qatar hosted 2019.

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