DOHA - The International Volleyball Federation (FIVB) announced today that the Qatari beach volleyball team, consisting of the duo Cherif Younousse and Ahmed Tijan, made a big leap in the international standings, as it came in fourth overall with 5520 points behind Norway, Russia, and Brazil.
The Qatari team won on Sunday the silver medal in the 4-star Sochi World Tour Championship, which concluded in Russia with the participation of 62 teams from 27 countries. Qatar lost the final 1-2 to Poland.
The Qatari team qualified for the upcoming postponed Olympic Games in Tokyo, where they will rank third.
The Qatari team had already won the gold medal for the third round of the Cancun World Championship, which concluded in Mexico at the beginning of this month. The team also won the silver in the first and second rounds of it.
Source: Qatar Olympic Committee