Students sparkle in SOP competitions

DOHA, January 22, 2019. Students from different learning stages have made impressive performance in basketball, table tennis and volleyball competitions within the 12th edition of  Schools Olympic Program on Monday.

In the basketball event for private primary schools (boys) held in Al Ittihad Hall at Al Gharafa Sports Club Al Alashbal Primary school qualified for the second round,  following their victory over Awfaz International schools (Izghawa and Al Dafna) 15-0 and 2-17 respectively. In competitions for the first level Al Jazeera Academy defeated Awfaz International school with a score 5-3 and qualified for the second round.

In basketball competitions for public schools held at Al Gharafa Sports Club Saad Bin Abi Waqqas Boys school, Ibn Seena Model Boys school, Omar Bin Al Khattab school qualified for the next round of SOP competitions. Al-Wukair School, Omar Bin Al Khattab School and Umm Salal Mohammed School progressed to the next round as well.

In table tennis competitions for the first level, Khalifa Model school represented by Laith Baroodi claimed the first place, Mubarak Saied from Al Khor Model school seized the second place, while the third place went to Youssef Ahmed Mahmoud from Green Park Private school.

In volleyball competitions for public preparatory schools, Rawdat Rashid defeated Omar bin Al Khattab, Abdullah bin Ali Al Masnad outclassed Al Emam Al Shafae school and Al Kaaban beat Salah Al Deen, all scoring a winning 2-0 respectively.

The SOP is held annually as a collaborative effort of Qatar School Sports Federation (QSSF) and Ministry of Education and Higher Education, with hundreds of student athletes competing from all over Qatar.

The SOP committee aims to spread a culture of sports throughout Qatar’s schools and to engage the entire community in active and healthy lifestyles while retaining local values and traditions.