Rio Showjumping: Qatari trio advances to individual finals

 19 Aug 2016 - 16:22

Rio Showjumping: Qatari trio advances to individual finals
Qatar’s Hassan Bassem in action during the third round of equestrian showjumping at Rio Olympics on Wednesday.

 

 

 

Rio de Janeiro/Doha: After Mutaz Barshim secured first ever silver medal for the country,  Qatar’s equestrian showjumping team kept hopes alive of another medal by reaching the finals in Rio de Janeiro on Wednesday.
The trio of Sheikh Ali bin Khalid Al Thani, Ali Al Rumaihi and Hassan Bassem continued their march in the indivual equestrian showjumping contest and cleared the third round to advance to the finals.
The final of the event will be played today.   
Meanwhile, Qatar’s hopes for a handball medal were dashed when they fell to Germany in the quarter-finals on Wednesday. Germany cruised past Qatar 34-22. They will face world and Olympic champions France in semis today.

The Peninsula