Posted on October 08, 2019

Ooredoo’s Chairman, H.E. Sheikh Abdulla Bin Mohammed Bin Saud Al Thani, has welcomed Dr. Thani bin Abdulrahman al-Kuwari, the Second Vice-President of the Qatar Olympic Committee and President of Qatar Athletics Federation (QAF), along with Qatari athletes Mutaz Barshim and Abderrahman Samba - who competed in the IAAF World Athletics Championships 2019 held last week in Doha - and retired athletics hero, Talal Mansour, to honour and thank them all for their amazing contribution.

Qatar’s leading telecommunications operator, which acted as National Partner of the Championships, invited the athletes to Ooredoo’s Headquarters in West Bay in the aftermath of the event, which concluded on 6 October 2019.

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In the presence of Sheikh Saud Bin Nasser Al Thani, CEO, Ooredoo Group, and Waleed Al Sayed, CEO, Ooredoo Qatar, and a host of senior executives from Ooredoo, H.E. Sheikh Abdulla Bin Mohammed Bin Saud Al Thani met with Qatari athletes Mutaz Barshim – winner of gold in Men’s High Jump and current world record holder – and Abderrahman Samba, who won bronze in Men’s 400m hurdles. He commended both athletes for their outstanding commitment and dedication, noting their continued participation in the Championships despite carrying injuries, and congratulated Barshim on his repeated success at Doha 2019 following his gold medal win in London 2017. Sheikh Abdulla presented both athletes with a token of appreciation on behalf of Ooredoo.

H.E. Sheikh Abdulla also thanked Talal Mansour, the Qatari sprinter who holds an Asian indoor record for the Men’s sprint, for his contribution to the fan experience at Doha 2019. Mansour received the Chairman’s recognition for his efforts behind the scenes to report on all the action, with Sheikh Abdulla noting his dedication to ensuring he provided exclusive and breaking news from behind the scenes to his many followers and sports fans in Qatar and the wider Gulf region. His enthusiasm motivated many other social media influencers to cover the event, Sheikh Abdulla said.

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H.E. Sheikh Abdulla Bin Mohammed Bin Saud Al Thani, Chairman of Ooredoo, said: “It gives us great pleasure to be able to recognise the efforts and achievements of our national sports stars who made world records and represented our country in the best possible image. We thank them all for proudly flying the flag for Qatar and look forward to more sporting achievements in the near future. We’re proud to have been National Partner for the IAAF World Athletics Championships, and delighted to have contributed to the success of this prestigious event.”