Posted on October 06, 2019

During a week when athletics took centre stage worldwide, Doha College had the fortune of hosting record-breaking athletes who met students and ignited their aspirations.

Following the visit of record-breakers Mike Powell (long jump), Ashton Eaton (decathlon), Brianne Theisen-Eaton (heptathlon) and Stefan Holm (high jump), Doha College was thrilled to welcome sports and TV personality and Iwan Thomas MBE. Multi-medalist Iwan still holds the British record for the 400m event, which he set back in July 1997, just over 22 years ago.

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Iwan delivered an inspiring speech to the Primary children, who had just elected their six house captains, adding to the competitive spirit of the day. “During my visit to Doha, not only was I honoured to be in the infield host for the IAAF World Championships 2019, but I was privileged to get the chance to inspire a future generation of athletes. I visited the fantastic Doha College to talk about the importance of working as a team, always striving to be the best version of yourself and never giving up. The children at the school were amazing and all spoke so well; it was a great experience to leave a legacy for the Championships,”  Iwan said.

PE and extra-curricular sports are embeded into Doha College, whose students perform consistently well in tournaments such as QPPSSA and QUESS, and represent Qatar in international competitions.

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