8/22/2018 9:07:59 PM

Qatar beat Saudi Arabia in handball at Asian Games

Qatar beat Saudi Arabia in handball at Asian Games

JAKARTA, Indonesia: Qatar defeated Saudi Arabia 28-23 to top Group A in the handball competition at the Asian Games on Wednesday.

Iraq and Japan are the other teams in the group.

Earlier, Qatar, runners-up in the 2015 IHF World Championships, had beaten Iraq 26-20 two days ago while Japan also overcame the west Asian nation 27-24.

Taekwondo: In the men’s competition, Qatar’s Dghbas Ahmed lost to the Philippines’ Francis Aaron Agojo 41-28 in the 63kg Round of 32 while Ali Al Raimi lost to Kazakhstan’s Aitakh Akbar 19-22 in the 80kg Round of 16.

Meanwhile, the Qatar Olympic Committee officials celebrated Eid Al Adha at the Athletes Village on Tuesday.

The ceremony was attended by QOC Second Vice-President Dr Thani Al Kuwari, QOC Secretary General  Jassim Al Buainin besides heads of sport federations, administrators and athletes.

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