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Abakar sets record, bags second gold as Qatar jump to fifth on medals table


Sourse: The Peninsula

Rising Qatari athlete Ismail Dawood Abakar yesterday stormed to victory in the men’s 400m hurdles to clinch his second gold medal at the Asian U-20 Athletics Championships underway in Yecheon, South Korea.

The 19-year-old clocked 49.30 secs – a championship record – to bag victory adding to his gold medal in the men’s 400m race on Sunday. Abakar outpaced Japan’s Ryoma Konno, who finished second with a time of 49.91 while Chung Wei Lin of Chinese Taipei claimed bronze medal after finishing the race in 50.16.

Another Qatari athlete competing in the event - Mahamat Abakar Abdrahman – finished eighth with a time of 52.79.


Sourse: Gulf Times

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