Qatar's Beach Handball Team Begins Preparations for World Games in America
29 June 2022

Qatar's Beach Handball Team Begins Preparations for World Games in America

Doha, June 29 (QNA) - Qatar's beach handball team will start training on Thursday, in preparation for participating in the 11th World Games, which will be held in Birmingham, USA, from July 7 to 17. Qatar's team will compete in the first group, along with the teams of Denmark, New Zealand, and Croatia, while the second group includes the teams of Brazil, the United States of America, Argentina, and Puerto Rico. This will be the Qatar's team third participation in the World Games, after the 2013 edition in Colombia, and the 2017 edition in Poland. Qatar's beach handball team also qualified last Sunday for 2023 ANOC World Beach Games after beating Uruguay 2-0 in the fifth-place match at the 2022 Men's Beach Handball World Championships held on the island of Crete, Greece. Qatar's beach handball team has secured many achievements in the past years, most notably the third place twice in the 2014 World Championships in Brazil and 2016 in Hungary, and winning the Asian Championship five times in a row in 2011, 2013, 2015, 2017, 2017 and 2019, winning the gold medal for the Asian Beach Games in the last three editions in 2012, 2014 and 2016, in addition to winning the gold at the second Gulf Beach Games in Doha in 2015. (QNA)