Qatar to Participate With 180 Athletes in Hangzhou Asian Games

  • Publish date: Thursday، 07 September 2023
Qatar to Participate With 180 Athletes in Hangzhou Asian Games

The Qatar Olympic Committee (QOC) announced that 180 athletes from Qatar will compete in the 19th Asian Games, which will be held in Hangzhou, China from September 23 to October 8, 2023.

Qatari athletes will compete in 27 sports disciplines at the 19th Asian Games, including shooting, athletics, basketball, boxing, chess, cycling, esports, equestrian, football, fencing, gymnastics, golf, handball, ju-jitsu karate, sailing, squash, swimming, tennis, taekwondo, triathlon, table tennis, volleyball, 3x3 basketball, beach volleyball, weightlifting, and archery.

The Qatar beach volleyball team will begin their competition at the 19th Asian Games on Tuesday, September 19, four days before the opening ceremony. The Qatar football and volleyball teams will start their quest for medals on Wednesday, September 20.

According to the game schedule, the Qatar U23 football team is in Group A with Japan and Palestine. The Qatar volleyball team is in Group E with Thailand and Hong Kong.

The defending champions, the Qatar men's handball team, will begin their campaign in Group B on Sunday, September 24, with matches against South Korea and Hong Kong.

Qatar has won the Asian Games men's handball gold medal twice, in 2014 and 2018. They defeated South Korea in the final match in both tournaments.

With their hard work and dedication, the Qatari athletes are looking to make history at the Hangzhou Asian Games and add to Qatar's already impressive sporting record. They have the full support of their wise leadership, who is committed to helping them achieve their goals.

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