Phuket/ Thailand - Qatar’s beach volleyball team consists of Cherif Younes and Ahmed Tijan have started their campaign in the 2021 Asian Men’s Beach Volleyball Championships with 2-0 victory over home side Thailand (4) in Phuket city of Thailand.
In the men’s event, Qatari second seeds Ahmed Tijan/Cherif Younousse, who clinched bronze medal at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, the first Olympic medal for Qatar and the first-ever beach volleyball medal in the Arab world and Asia since the Olympic beach volleyball debut in 1996 in Atlanta, lived up to their billing.
Contesting Pool B, the superb duo demolished THA 4’s Poravid Taovato/Pithak Tipjan 21-15, 21-19 in 37 minutes.
Ahmed and Cherif had already captured the Asian title for two times in a row in 2018 in Thailand and 2019 in China aside from winning the Qatar’s first beach volleyball gold in the 2018 Asian Games in Indonesia. The Qataris will next take on KAZ 2’s Alexey Sidorenko/Kirill Gurin on Wednesday.