Haroun, Elseify win gold in Asian Games

Jakarta, Qatar’s Abdalelah Haroun and Ashraf Elseify delivered a gold each in the 400m and hammer throw respectively at the Asian Games on Sunday.

Sprinter Tosin Ogunode also joined the party with a silver in the 100m as Qatar finally got into the groove, eight days after the second-biggest multi-sport event in the world was formally declared open in the sprawling Indonesian capital.

The 21-year-old clocked 44.88 pipping India’s Mohammad Anas (45.69) to the second while Bahrain’s Khamis Ali was only a second behind for the bronze.

Sunday’s haul took the country’s tally to five � Hamad al-Marri and Fares Ibrahim had earlier bagged a bronze and silver in shooting and weightlifting, respectively � and brought a sense of relief to the contingent that had been doing its best to hide its despair at not hearing the national anthem at medal ceremonies during the first week of the Games.

Source: Qatar Olympic Committee