Qatar's Athletes to Compete in 2012 Olympic Games on Saturday


London, July 27 (QNA) - Qatar's national athletes will begin on Saturday their participation in the preliminary competitions in the prestigious 30th London 2012 Summer Olympic Games which kicked off in London on Friday.



Qatar's flag-bearer and prominent shooter, Bahia Al-Hamad will begin her participation in the preliminary competitions of women's rifle event side-by-side with 55 shooters on Saturday.



It is worth mentioning that, the Shooting competitions in London 2012 Olympic Games will bring together around 390 shooters (male and female) representing 108 countries.



Likewise, Qatar's Nasser Al-Attiyah is intensifying his Pre-Games training session few days before his participation in the Skeet preliminary competitions of the London Olympic Games on 30 and 31 July respectively.



In another sport scene, Qatar's Aia Magdi will lock horns against Zihang Mao of Canada in the women's table tennis event on Saturday. Also Qatar's Ahmed Gheith Al-Attari will compete in the men's swimming 400 event in Olympic Swimming Pool on Saturday.



Around 12 prominent athletes will represent Qatar in the upcoming London 2012 Olympic Games including, Nasser Al-Attiyah (Skeet), Rashid Al-Thaba (Trap/Double Trap), Noor Al-Malki (100m Athletics), Hamza Driouch and Mohammed Al-Qarni (men 1500 m), Mohammed Bakheet (Marathon), Mutaz Barsham (High Jump), Musaab Abdulrahman Balah (men 800 m), Nada Wafa Arkagi and Ahmed Gheith Al-Attari in the Qatar made its first participation in Olympic Games in Montreal 1976 – Canada with one administrative delegation, followed by the second participation in Los Angles 1984 Summer Olympic Games with three teams competed in the football, athletics and shooting.



In Barcelona 1992 Summer Olympic Games, Qatar's Olympic dream changed into a reality after Mohammed Suleiman confidently earned a bronze medal in 1500 m. as in Sydney 2000 Summer Olympic Games, Qatar's weightlifter, Asaad Saif Said won the bronze medal in the 105 kg event. (QNA)



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QNA 1845 GMT 2012/07/27



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