Tokyo, 1 August 2021 - HE Sheikh Joaan bin Hamad Al Thani, President of the Qatar Olympic Committee (QOC), dedicated the historic achievement of Qatar’s weightlifter Fares Ibrahim at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics to His Highness The Amir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, His Highness The Father Amir Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani and the Qatari people.
On the occasion, HE Sheikh Joaan said, “This unprecedented accomplishment is a result of the joint efforts made by team Qatar’s golden weightlifter Fares Ibrahim, his coaching staff and the Qatar Weightlifting and Fencing Federation.”
The QOC President also lauded the huge efforts made by everyone to make this achievement possible and to raise Qatar’s flag at this mega sporting event.
HE Sheikh Joaan outlined that this achievement came in tune with a new Olympic record that proved the amazing talent of our young athlete Fares Ibrahim. He wished greater achievements for him in the future.
The QOC President stressed this medal is the sixth in the country’s Olympic history and the first-ever gold medal for Qatar, wishing best results for Team Qatar athletes at the upcoming competitions of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.