Doha, 31 January 2023 - The Qatar's first team (1), consisting of the duo Cherif Younousse and Ahmed Tijan, was drawn in Group D of the opening round of the Elite16 World Beach Pro Tours for men and women, the first international rounds qualifying for the Olympic Games Paris 2024 which will begin on Wednesday and run till Feb. 5.
Cherif Younousse and Ahmed Tijan were drawn alongside duos Evandro Oliveira Junior and Andre Loyola Stein (Brazil), Ehlers and Wickler (Germany), and a fourth team, which will be determined after the end of the preliminary first-round matches of the tournament.
The Qatar's second team (2), consisting of Mahmoud Essam and Abdullah Nassim, were drawn in Group C along with de Groot and Boermans from the Netherlands, Chilean duo Marco and Esteban Grimalt, and a fourth team determined from the qualifiers to the main round.
The tournament will witness the participation of the world-ranked Norwegian duo Anders Mol and Christian Sorum, winners of the final round of the Beach Pro Tour, which concluded Sunday in Doha.
The USA duo Sara Hughes and Kelly Cheng, who won the women's title, will also participate.