Qatar finish second in Asia

JEDDAH: Qatar finished second in the 15th edition of the Asian Championship in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, losing to South Korea 22-23 in the final. Qatar led 11-10 at half-time.

In the bronze medal match, hosts Saudi Arabia beat Japan 25-20 to become the third team to qualify for the 2013 World Championship in Spain.

This was the Qatar team’s biggest result under Serbian coach Borut Macek. Earlier, the team had also finished second in the 2010 Arab Games in Doha.