(MENAFN- Gulf Times)
Minister of Culture and Sports HE Salah bin Ghanem bin Nasser al-Ali and other officials with the players of Al Sadd and Qatar SC on their arrival at Hamad International Airport.
Minister of Culture and Sports HE Salah bin Ghanem bin Nasser al-Ali honoured Qatar SC and Al Sadd clubs after they won the first and second positions in the 29th Arab Table Tennis Championship held in Lebanon from November 7-12.
He met the delegation of the two teams on their arrival at Hamad International Airport.
The minister expressed his satisfaction with the great successes achieved by the two clubs during the championship, which ended in Beirut, after winning the Arab Club Championship.
He expressed his pride with the results achieved by Qatar SC and Al Sadd in this tournament, pointing out that such a success can only be achieved by reaching the highest levels of concentration, commitment and passion for sport.
The minister said that table tennis is an exciting sport and that he hopes that this achievement would only boost the continued efforts to reach the highest level possible.
He also hoped to increase the interest for this sport in different schools, noting that the ministry will have an influential role in this regard in order to create a suitable ground for the largest possible number of champions in this sport.
For his part, Qatar Sports Club president Sheikh Jassim bin Hamad bin Nasser al-Thani dedicated the Arab Table Tennis Championships to the government and people of Qatar.
He said in a press statement that the winning of the championship is great and excellent in light of the strong competition from the teams participating in the tournament, especially since the Arab Championships are the strongest because of the participation of the most prominent Arab players in this important event. He added that winning this title by Qatar Sports Club was not easy as many Arab clubs took part in this tournament. He said the goal is to maintain this achievement in the future. He thanked all the players of Qatar SC and Al Sadd for their efforts to reach the final and for winning the title.
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