Quotes: MENA   Enter Symbol: NewsLetter: Search: advanced

Penalty points, 'lack of luck' cost Qatar's Qadi in Nanjing  Join our daily free Newsletter

MENAFN - The Peninsula - 25/08/2014
No. of Ratings : 0
Add to Mixx!



(MENAFN - The Peninsula) Nothing less than a clear round could have brightened the chances for a medal for Qatari rider Hamad Al Qadi in the equestrian individual event in the second Youth Olympic Games.

With nine riders tied at the top after the first round, the pressure had started to build at the Xinzhuang Equestrian Centre yesterday when the second round got under way.

All the riders before Qadi had already suffered the penalties and a couple got eliminated.

The atmosphere was more stifling for the young Qatari, who failed to clear the middle one in a triple combination and tipped the last hurdle as well.

With overall 12 penalty points over the two days of competition, he finished in a 10th best four-rider group.

Female riders outsmarted the male counterparts, winning two of the three medals. Emily Frazer, riding Exilio, clinched the jump-off after four riders had a zero penalty today and were locked at the top.

The silver medal was bagged by Argentine Martina Camp and Australian Jake Hunter edged El Salvador's Sabrina Rivera Meza for the bronze medal in an exciting finale.

If Qadi had managed a clear round today, he might have got a spot among the best five in the world. But penalty points and 'lack of luck' denied him that opportunity.

"First of all, I want Thank God that I was able to be a part of the Youth Olympic Games for Qatar. Today I had needed a lot of luck as there were a plenty of riders with a medal chance after the first round.

"I had four penalty points on Saturday and the priority was to have no faults today. But after three rounds of team and individual events and many practice sessions, all the horses were sort of dead. Mine had more problems than others as I feel he was not fully ready for the competition.

"As I said, I had badly needed the luck but it was not to be. I hit two hurdles and I could get the 10th place only. With some better fortunes, I might have gone up the order.

His coach Ian Kerr sounded happy with Qadi's show.

"It is a big competition. It was a very good experience for him. He did a very good job at the end of the day.

"He could have got a better position yesterday, having a fence down. The fences are there to be cleared. That is the name of the game."

The Irish coach also noted if Qadi had some luck, he could have risen much higher in the final rankings. "To be honest, Hamad could have probably been among the best six if he jumped the double clear. The very first day when we rode the horse, I knew he was not 100 percent fit. We did not jump him too much before the team event.

"We tried to see how we can get the best out of him. Today at the cracking ring, he was not sparking. This was something we could not do anything about it. The horse was drained at the end. Hamad still did fantastic.

"There was a nice bunch of horses"some better than others. Our horse was a big mare. He lacked a bit of blood."

 


The Peninsula




  MENA News Headlines
 Sep 2 2015 - The Algerian tent: A symbol of pride, traditionKuwait News Agency (KUNA)
(MENAFN - Kuwait News Agency (KUNA)) The tent is slowly regaining its status amongst Algerian city-dwellers as an icon of tradition and pride. However it is now assuming the new role as a spot for ...

 Sep 2 2015 - Chinese President hopes more cooperation with EgyptKuwait News Agency (KUNA)
(MENAFN - Kuwait News Agency (KUNA)) Chinese President Xi Jinping on Wednesday expressed desire to promote cooperation with Egypt in industry, infrastructure and security, state-run Xinhua News ...

 Sep 2 2015 - Palestinian economy suffered recession in 2014 - UNCTADKuwait News Agency (KUNA)
(MENAFN - Kuwait News Agency (KUNA)) In 2014, the economy of the Occupied Palestinian Territory witnessed the first recession since 2006 and the second consecutive decline in gross domestic product ...

 Sep 2 2015 - GSO 36th meeting kicks off in OmanKuwait News Agency (KUNA)
(MENAFN - Kuwait News Agency (KUNA)) The GCC Standardization Organization (GSO) 36th technical council meeting started here on Wednesday with participation of heads of the standardization bodies of ...

 Sep 2 2015 - Kuwait- His Highness the Deputy Amir receives top officialsKuwait News Agency (KUNA)
(MENAFN - Kuwait News Agency (KUNA)) His Highness the Deputy Amir and Crown Prince Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah received at Bayan Palace Wednesday His Highness the Prime Minister Sheikh ...

 Sep 2 2015 - 2745 Egyptians present candidacy paper for parl't elections in one dayKuwait News Agency (KUNA)
(MENAFN - Kuwait News Agency (KUNA)) The High Elections Commission in Egypt announced on Wednesday that 2745 candidates presented their candidacy papers for the upcoming parliamentary election ...

 Sep 2 2015 - Turkish tanks pound ISIL sitesKuwait News Agency (KUNA)
(MENAFN - Kuwait News Agency (KUNA)) Turkish tanks shelled the sites of the so-called Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) inside the Syrian territories near the border province of Kilis, said ...

 Sep 2 2015 - Kuwait- KSE ends Wednesday in red zoneKuwait News Agency (KUNA)
(MENAFN - Kuwait News Agency (KUNA)) Kuwait Stock Exchange (KSE) ended Wednesday's trading session in the red zone as the weighted index lost 2.48 points, the price index dropped 34.46 points ...

 Sep 2 2015 - Gunmen kidnap 18 Turkish nationals in East BaghdadKuwait News Agency (KUNA)
(MENAFN - Kuwait News Agency (KUNA)) Unknown gunmen have kidnapped at least 18 Turkish workers from a construction site in east of the Iraqi capital of Baghdad.An Iraqi police source told KUNA that ...

 Sep 2 2015 - Kuwait effectively contributes to maritime security in Arabian Gulf region - Sheikh AzzamKuwait News Agency (KUNA)
(MENAFN - Kuwait News Agency (KUNA)) Kuwait vitally contributes to securing the maritime security besides its role in fighting terrorism, and smuggling in the Arabian Gulf, as part of the ...

more...


 






Google

Click to Apply

 
 

Middle East North Africa - Financial Network

MENAFN News Market Data Countries Tools Section  
 

Middle East North Africa - Financial Network
Arabic MENAFN

Main News
News By Industry
News By Country

Islamic Finance News
Private Equity News

How-To Guides
Technology Section

Travel Section

Search News

Market Indices
Quotes & Charts

Global Indices
Arab Indices

Commodoties

Oil & Energy

Currencies Cross Rates
Currencies Updates
Currency Converter

USA Stocks
Arab Stocks
 

Algeria 
Bahrain 
Egypt 
Iraq
Jordan 
Kuwait 
Lebanon
Morocco 
Oman 
Palestine
Qatar 
Saudi Arabia 
Syria
Tunisia 
UAE 
Yemen

Weather
Economic Calendar
Financial Glossary


Financial Calculators

RSS Feeds [XML]

Corporate Monitor

Events

Real Estate
Submit Your Property

Arab Research
Buy a Research

Press Releases
Submit your PR

Join Newsletters


 
© 2014 menafn.com All Rights Reserved.  Terms of Service | Privacy Policy | Contact Us | Advertise | About MENAFN | Career Opportunities | Feedback | Help